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Chandigarh : In a historic meeting, Aam Aadmi Party leader Bhagwant Mann met Punjab governor Banwarilal Purohit and staked claims to form the state's new government today.
We will have a good cabinet, and historic decisions that have never been made before will be made. So, you will have to wait," ANI reported Mr Mann as saying.
AAP leader reached Raj Bhawan around 10:30 am.
Mann was elected the AAP's leader by its legislators in Mohali after winning the Dhuri seat with over 58,000 votes.
Mr Mann advised the new Aam Aadmi Party MLAs to spend as much time as possible in their constituencies, and not seek cabinet positions.
After being elected as the leader of the AAP Legislative Party, Mr Mann said, "We have to work for all the places where we sought votes. All MLAs must work in the areas where they have been elected, not just stay in Chandigarh.
Besides the Chief Minister, there can be 17 cabinet ministers. You are all cabinet ministers," he said to the meeting of the 92 legislators present.
Additionally, he appealed to all of them not to become arrogant and realize that even those who have "not voted for the party" need their help.
"I appeal to all of you not to be arrogant. Work even for those who have not voted for you. You are the MLAs of the Punjabis. They have elected the government," he added.
After winning 92 seats out of the 117 members of the Assembly, the AAP registered a huge victory in the elections.
In the elections, the Delhi-based party tied Punjab's 60-year record for the most seats won by a single party, which was contested by giants from various parties, including incumbent Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, Congress state chief Navjot Singh Sidhu,