Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appears confident of winning the 2017 Punjab Assembly elections, saying he won't be surprised if his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) repeats the 2015 Delhi victory.
The AAP chief clarified that his prediction was based on surveys conducted by his party in Punjab and said the Delhi-based anti-corruption party will register a thumping victory in the neighbouring state ruled by the Shiromani Akali Dal in coalition with the Bharatiya Janata Party.
"Whatever surveys we (AAP) have conducted till now (in Punjab), we are winning by a huge margin. I won't be surprised if the Delhi results are repeated," ANI quoted Kejriwal as saying.
Last month, the Delhi chief minister had indicated that the AAP might not contest in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, and called the Delhi victory miraculous.
"We just have to keep working hard and honestly. Don't run after elections. All indications are that you are going to get the same opportunity in Punjab," Kejriwal had said at the AAP's National Council meeting in November.
Currently, AAP has four Lok Sabha members from Punjab: Bhagwant Mann, Dharamvira Gandhi, Harinder Singh Khalsa and Sadhu Singh.