New Delhi, Jan 24: A major blow to the Aam Aadmi Party and its Chief Ministerial candidate Bhagwant Maan as the Election Commission issued a notice to Mann for violating COVID-19 protocols while visiting the Sangrur district on Sunday.
Notably, the Election Commission of India has imposed restrictions on holding physical rallies due to the ongoing third wave of COVID-19. However, the parties have been allowed to hold virtual rallies and door-to-door campaigns in the poll-bound states.
According to the report,
Bhagwant Mann held a roadshow in Sangrur. A large crowd had welcomed him in various villages, raising slogans and showering flowers. Meanwhile, the party has said that they had invited only a few locals.
Aam Aadmi Party's chief ministerial face Bhagwant Mann will contest from the Dhuri assembly seat in Sangrur district for the next month's assembly polls in Punjab.
The announcement in this regard was made by party's senior leader Raghav Chadha in Mohali last week. Mann was declared as the chief ministerial face of the AAP on January 18 by party's national convenor Arvind Kejriwal. Forty-eight-year-old Mann, a comedian-turned-politician, is a two-time Lok Sabha MP from the Sangrur parliamentary constituency.