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In a big development, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has reportedly nominated former India spinner Harbhajan Singh as its Rajya Sabha candidate from Punjab. Notably, Monday (March 21) is the last day for filing the nominations. Meanwhile, the party has also nominated Delhi Jal Board Vice Chairman Raghav Chadha and IIT professor Dr Sandeep Pathak for the Upper House of Parliament.

AAP won the recent Punjab elections, with Bhagwant Mann taking the oath as the Chief Minister of the state. Aam Aadmi Party had won 92 seats in the 117-member Punjab Assembly, defeating the Congress, the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bahujan Samaj Party alliance, and the BJP-Punjab Lok Congress-SAD (Sanyukt) alliance.


Harbhajan Singh is also set to be given big role in Punjab towards development and nurturing of sports talent in the state. Harbhajan, who has taken over 700 wickets in an international career spanning over 18 years, recently retired from active sport.

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The former off-spinner had an illustrious cricket career playing for India. He took 711 international wickets (Test: 417, ODI: 269, T20I: 25) in 367 appearances across all formats which speaks volumes about the great things he achieved on the field for the country.

Harbhajan Singh had also congratulated Bhagwant Mann after AAP registered a historic win in the Punjab elections. He also dubbed the new Punjab Chief Minister as his friend while also congratulating AAP.

“Congratulations to @AamAadmiParty and My friend #BhagwantMann on Becoming our New Chief minister .. great to hear that he will be taking oath as the new CM in Bhagat Singh’s village Khatkarkalan…what a picture…this is a proud moment for Mata Ji,” his tweet read.