The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) may send former India’s veteran cricketer Harbhajan Singh to the Rajya Sabha this year from Punjab. According to sources, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has proposed to give a Rajya Sabha seat to Harbhajan Singh. However, there has been no official confirmation from Bhajji or Aam Aadmi Party about this yet.
The Aam Aadmi Party is going to get five seats in the Rajya Sabha by the end of this month. According to sources, the newly formed state government of Punjab headed by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann may also hand over the command of a sports university to Harbhajan Singh.
Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has promised to set up a sports university in Jalandhar. Speculations of Harbhajan Singh joining the BJP were in full swing just before the Punjab elections held in February. However, Bhajji later rubbished these rumours.
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Harbhajan Singh alias Bhajji had congratulated Bhagwant Mann soon after the victory of Aam Aadmi Party. He wrote on Twitter that congratulations to the Aam Aadmi Party and my friend Bhagwant Mann on becoming our new Chief Minister … Great to hear that he will take oath as the new Chief Minister in Khatkar Kalan village of Bhagat Singh … What picture It is a proud moment for Mother.
Let us inform that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Bhagwant Mann has taken oath as the new Chief Minister of Punjab. Bhagwant Mann took oath as the 17th Chief Minister of Punjab on Wednesday. The swearing-in ceremony of Bhagwant Mann took place at Khatkar Kalan, the native village of great freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh in Nawanshahr, Punjab.
Significantly, in the Punjab Assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party got a thumping victory with an absolute majority. AAP has won 92 out of 117 assembly seats in the state. At the same time, Congress got 18 seats, BJP got 2, BSP 1 and Shiromani Akali Dal got 3 seats. Bhagwant Mann has won from Dhuri seat by a huge margin of 58,206 votes.