He said governing was not "rocket science" but one needs "space" to do so. Frequent interference "saps you badly", he said referring to the tussle between the AAP government and the Centre over areas of jurisdiction, among others.

"We are winning Punjab and winning convincingly. We have conducted a number of surveys and I won't be surprised if the Delhi results are repeated in Punjab. A (chief ministerial) face shall also be declared when time is ripe," he said.

He said there was "no substance" to reports of him handing over the Delhi CM's post his deputy Manish Sisodia in case of a victory in Punjab. "This is hust fear of the leaders of Punjab." Responding to a question on whether AAP was in talks with former BJP MP and cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu to project him as the party's face in Punjab, Kejriwal replied in the negative.

"If Navjot Sidhu wants to join AAP then he is very much welcome. But as of now there have been no talks with him. We would welcome him if he comes to the party," he said.

Kejriwal was speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here and took a number of sharp jibes at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the latter's foreign trips, monthly radio programme 'Mann ki Baat' and salary.

On his relationship with the Centre, Kejriwal identified "constant interference" by the central government as his "only challenge" saying that some problems are political while some are constitutional. "You need your space to be able to govern...In Sheila Dikshit's tenure no one sat over her head like a headmaster. Some problems are political and some problems are constitutional," he said.

Citing an example, he claimed that Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi declined his request to provide the details of beat constables and transfer policy of SHOs in the city. "He (Bassi) declined saying that he is not answerable to me," Kejriwal said while holding the Delhi Police Act 1978 "unconstitutional".

Kejriwal, who holds no portfolio, said that he handles the politics of Delhi government and "foreign relations", in a tacit reference to the intermittent fights with the Union government over several issues. "There are some people in the bureaucracy who are very good and efficient. We have given them freedom. They talk of interference by the previous governments," Kejriwal said.

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