Congress declares Charanjit Singh Channi over Navjot Sidhu as the CM candidate of Punjab!


After over an hour of a closed-door meeting, the Congress on Sunday picked incumbent Charanjit Singh Channi as the chief ministerial face of the upcoming Punjab assembly elections. Today at the party meeting in Ludhiana Rahul Gandhi said, “The CM face of Punjab is Charanjit Singh Channi. We asked Punjab and you have given us the decision. It was a tough decision to make. Punjab needs a leader who can understand the poor, feel their anxiety”.

Then Rahul Gandhi invited Charanjit Singh Channi to put his speech. Then Mr. Channi said, “This is a big fight, I am thankful to Punjab for choosing me as the CM hopeful of the Congress. I sincerely thank the Congress high command and people of Punjab for bestowing their trust in me. As you have seen us work so hard in the last 111 days to take Punjab forward, I assure you to take Punjab and Punjabis on the path of progress with new zeal and dedication.”

The Congress, this time, decided to go with a CM candidate with other senior leaders in Punjab insisting on it. Since AAP has picked Bhagwant Mann to be party’s CM face in the state, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) as well as the BJP-led alliance have not made any official announcements yet. Punjab polls will be held in single phase on February 20.


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