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Punjab CM designate Bhagwant Mann to resign as MP today


Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister-designate Bhagwant Mann on Monday informed that he will submit his resignation today as a Member of Parliament. The 48-year-old AAP leader is a two-time Lok Sabha MP from Sangrur parliamentary constituency in the state.

‘I will resign as Sangrur MP after going to Delhi today. The people of Sangrur have showered me with so much love for many years, many thanks for this. Now I have got an opportunity to serve the whole of Punjab. I promise to the people of Sangrur that in a few months, their voice will be heard again in the Lok Sabha’, Mann said in a tweet in Punjabi.

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Mann will be sworn in as the chief minister of Punjab on March 16. The ceremony will be held at Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of legendary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, in Nawanshahr district. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) romped home by winning 92 seats in the 117-member Punjab assembly. It decimated the Congress and the SAD-BSP combine. Mann won from Dhuri assembly seat after defeating Congress candidate Dalvir Singh Goldy by a margin of 58,206 votes.


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