Sidhu hailed Mann for ‘a new anti-mafia era in Punjab’ and tweeted: “The happiest man is the one from whom no one expects… Bhagwant Mann unfurls a new anti-mafia era in Punjab with a mountain of expectations…hope he rises to the occasion, brings back Punjab on the revival path with pro-people policies… best always.”
Notably, Navjot has resigned as the Punjab Congress chief. This comes after Congress President Sonia Gandhi asked the state heads of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur to resign from their posts to reorganise the Pradesh Congress Committees.
The AAP recorded a thumping win over the Congress – it claimed 92 of 117 seats and saw its candidate beat Sidhu in Amritsar (East).
AAP candidates also beat former chief minister Charanjit Channi at two seats.
Mann took oath on Wednesday at a grand ceremony in Khatkar Kalan, the native village of great freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. The 48-year-old defeated Dalveer Singh Goldie of Congress from Dhuri in Sangrur district; He was the Lok Sabha MP from here.
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal has congratulated Mann and expressed confidence that prosperity will return to Punjab under his leadership.