The dates for the elections in Punjab have been set. The phase of defection continues as a result of this. Joginder Singh Mann, a former Punjab Congress minister, and three-time MLA has now resigned, dealing a major blow to the Congress party. Joginder Singh has joined Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party, which has emerged as the state's most powerful political force. In the presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, he joined the AAP the day before.
Let us tell you that, following his affiliation with the Aam Aadmi Party, Joginder Singh Mann is expected to run for office in any constituency in the Doab area. He previously ran for the seat of Phagwara. Mann has earlier served in Beant Singh's cabinet as a minister. Buta Singh, a former Union Minister is his uncle. According to sources, Mann was enraged at the Congress for failing to make Phagwara a district and for failing to prosecute the perpetrators of the post-matric scholarship scam.
On the other hand, Joginder Singh Mann, who left the Congress, claimed that he wanted his body covered in the Congress flag after he died, but that his conscience did not attest to his staying in the party because of the Maharaja, the rich, and the opportunists.
Let us remind you that the elections for Punjab's 117 assembly seats will be held in one go on February 14, 2022. At this time, all parties are announcing their candidates, with the Punjab Assembly's tenure ending in February 2022 this year. In Punjab, on the other hand, a party or coalition of parties will need to win 59 seats to establish the government.