Shashi Tharoor Congratulates Bhagwant Mann On Punjab Win

New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday wished luck to his Loksabha bench-mate Bhagwant Mann and the Aam Admi party on the glorious victory in Punjab. The MP of Thiruvanthanapuram also noted hat AAP now has the highest-ever number of medical professionals as legislators.

Taking to Twitter, Mr Tharoor wrote: “Congratulations to Aam Aadmi Party and my erstwhile Lok Sabha benchmate Bhagwant Singh Mann on their resounding victory in Punjab. Two pulmonologists and four eye surgeons among 13 doctors who are now AAP MLAs, the highest ever. Let’s wish them luck implementing their own prescriptions.” 

The AAP won 92 seats out of 117 seats in Punjab,the votes gained by the AAP is considered to be highest won by any party in the state in over four decades. The Congress hoped to regain power in Punjab but only bagged 18 seats.The party also performed poorly in Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur.

 AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also penned a victory tweet and wrote, “Many congratulations to the people of Punjab for this revolution.” The post was shared along with a photo featuring himself and Mr Mann showing “V” [victory sign].

After the win, Bhagwant Mann had said that he will take oath as Chief Minister of Punjab in Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of legendary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.

On AAP’s historic victory in Punjab, Mr Mann said, “The people defeated arrogant persons and they made the common people victorious.”

Mr Mann won in Dhuri constituency with a margin of 58,206 votes.

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