Chandigarh: On Saturday, Arvind Kejriwal declared that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would participate in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections by fielding candidates in all 13 seats in Punjab and one in Chandigarh. This announcement effectively signals the end of the Opposition's INDIA alliance in the state. Addressing a gathering in Khanna, Punjab, Kejriwal reminisced about the support received two years ago in the Assembly elections, where the party secured 92 out of 117 seats. With folded hands, he sought the people's blessings once again, urging them to ensure AAP's victory in all 14 seats (13 in Punjab and 1 in Chandigarh) during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, which are scheduled to take place in two months. Kejriwal mentioned that AAP would unveil its candidates for these seats in the next 10-15 days.
It's noteworthy that Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had previously stated that his party would contest all 13 seats in Punjab.