Chandigarh, 28/1: The suspense has ended regarding the Chief Minister’s face of the Congress in the Punjab Assembly elections. It is reported that Charanjit Singh Channi will be the CM face of the party in the state. The special thing is that the rhetoric was going on for a long time regarding the announcement of the CM candidate. Both the leaders were talking about announcing the name of the candidate. After the resignation of Captain Amarinder Singh last year, the party made Channi the chief minister of the state.
In a special conversation with News18, some Congress leaders have not denied that Channi’s name is being put forward as CM. At the same time, Channi’s name was running high in the internal survey of the party. Apart from this, political experts believe that Channi is also competing with the Bharatiya Janata Party and Aam Aadmi Party in the state.
Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu and CM Channi were constantly appealing to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to announce the CM candidate. On which Gandhi said on Thursday that the party workers will decide the CM face. During a virtual rally in Jalandhar, he said, ‘We have discussed in the car who will take Punjab forward. Media people are calling it CM candidate. Channi ji and Sidhu ji have told me that the most important question before Punjab is who will lead the Congress.
There were reports of tension between the current state president and the CM. However, Sidhu and Channi hugged each other in the presence of Rahul Gandhi and said that there is no quarrel between them. Channi said, ‘People say that there is a quarrel between us. Let Rahul Gandhi ji announce the chief ministerial face for Punjab elections, we will stand together.’ Voting will be held in the state on February 20. According to the schedule released by the Election Commission of India, the counting of votes will take place on March 10.