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NEW DELHI: Punjabi comedian Bhagwant Mann has joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
Mann, who left the Punjab People’s Party (PPP) of Manpreet Badal, was formally welcomed into the AAP by party leaders Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Yogendra Yadav whom he met here on Tuesday.
He is set to contest the Lok Sabha elections as the AAP candidate from Sangrur.
Mann, who has a big following in Punjab, parted company with Manpreet Badal over the latter’s decision to possibly have a tie-up with the Congress for the parliamentary elections.
The comedian said the AAP would contest all the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab and hold a major rally during the Sikh festival of Hola Mohalla at Anandpur Sahib in April.
Interestingly, there is also a possibility of cricketer Navjot Sidhu joining the AAP if he is denied the ticket for the Amritsar seat by the BJP.
There is also the possibility of musician Rabbi Shergill being the AAP’s candidate from the Amritsar parliament seat.