Mann waits in wings as Kejriwal won't unveil CM candidate yet
The Indian Express Delhi|January 13, 2022
AMID SPECULATION and hectic internal lobbying, Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said the party's chief ministerial candidate for the Punjab Assembly elections would be announced next week.
MAN AMAN SINGH CHHINA

While state AAP president Bhagwant Mann has been the frontrunner for the post, the party has so far refrained from naming him as its chief ministerial face.

At a press conference he addressed in Chandigarh, when asked if Mann would be the party's CM face, Kejriwal said, "When you have waited so long for the name, why not wait a little longer?" The question of who would lead the party into the polls has been a subject of heightened speculation within and outside the party. With the party showing no signs of projecting him, Mann had sulked for months last year, even skipping party events.

There had also been reports that AAP was considering Balbir Singh Rajewal, a farm union leader of the state, as its CM candidate. But with Rajewal deciding to float a separate farmers' outfit, Sanyukt Samaj Morcha, to contest the polls, Mann's name has again come up.

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