NEW DELHI: Bhagwant Mann, the lone AAP member in the new Lok Sabha, Friday said the “Modi wave” could not shake him off because he had earned the people’s trust and asserted that the electorate has given “one last chance” to the Congress in Punjab ahead of 2022 Assembly polls.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had a dismal showing in Punjab, with its tally reducing from four seats in 2014 to just one in 2019.
It found its saviour in Mann, the comedian-turned-politician who won from Sangrur by 1.10 lakh votes defeating Congress’s Kewal Singh Dhillon.
Asked about the road ahead for the party in Punjab, he said, “I will continue to fight and my party will come to power in the next assembly election. The people of the State have given one last chance to the Congress.”
He said the number of seats won does not exactly reflect the mood of the people.
“We did not get anything in Delhi in 2014, but came to power with a thumping majority in 2015. We might have drawn a blank this time, but we will from Government in 2020 (in the national capital),” he said. (AGENCIES)