Punjab CM-designate Bhagwant Mann resigns as Lok Sabha MP
On last day as Sangrur MP, Mann said Punjab has given him a huge responsibility and he promised the people of Sangrur that a bold voice for them will echo soon in Parliament
Punjab chief minister-designate Bhagwant Mann tendered his resignation from the membership of Lok Sabha to Speaker Om Birla on Monday.
Mann has been an MP from the Sangrur constituency in Punjab.
On his last day in the House as an MP, Mann said, “I will miss this House. Punjab has given me a huge responsibility. I promise to the people of Sangrur that a bold voice for them will echo soon in this House.”
The Aam Admi Party (AAP) bagged a landslide victory in the Punjab assembly elections. Mann, who was the party’s chief ministerial candidate, will take the oath of office on March 16 at freedom fighter Bhagat Singh’s native village of Khatkar Kalan.
Mann has invited Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal to the oath-taking ceremony.
Mann won the Dhuri assembly seat in Sangrur district by 58,206 votes in the February 20 elections. He defeated Dalvir Singh Goldy of the Congress.
The AAP registered a landslide victory in the Punjab elections with 92 seats, pushing most of its rivals to the margins. The Congress won 18 seats and the SAD-BSP alliance four seats in the 117-member assembly.