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Live city updates: interview | Punjab will vote on our performance, BJP’s polarization card will not work: Bhagwant Mann

  • The arrest of Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party national president Arvind Kejriwal since March 21 has left Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, 50, with a challenging task ahead of the general elections. One of the key faces in the opposition INDIA bloc, he is spinning the AAP’s lottery for 22 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab (13), Delhi (4), Assam and Gujarat (2 each) and Haryana (1 ). But his real test is on his home turf, where he has set himself the target of winning all thirteen seats. In a wide-ranging interview with Executive Editor Ramesh Vinayak and Punjab Bureau Chief Navneet Sharma, Mann on Tuesday castigated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and defended his performance in Punjab while exuding confidence about the prospects for the INDIA bloc. Edited excerpts:

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