24 hours after the resignation of Captain Amarinder Singh, Congress has finally decided the name of the new CM of Punjab.It may be announced in some time.Sources say that a consensus has been reached in Punjab Congress on the name of Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and the name has been sent to the high command.Let us inform you that Randhawa is an MLA from the Dera Baba Nanak seat and was also a minister in the Captain's cabinet.He had won elections in 2002, 2007, and 2017.
A meeting is going on at Rahul Gandhi's house regarding the new CM of Congress, in which Ambika Soni is also present.Actually, Ambika Soni's name had also surfaced as a major contender for the post of CM, but she herself turned down the offer.It was also advised that the face of CM in Punjab should be a Sikh, otherwise the Congress in Punjab may be scattered.
The MLA also said – Punjab Sikh State, CM should also be Sikh
Inview of the current situation, Congress observers Ajay Maken, Harish Chaudhary and Punjab Congress in-charge Harish Rawat were taking the feedback of the MLAs afresh.He was being asked who he wanted to see as the Chief Minister.Meanwhile, Congress MLA Parminder Pinky said that Punjab is a Sikh state, so only a Sikh face should be made the CM here.After this whole incident, MLAs started gathering at Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa's house.Now many big leaders of Congress have also started reaching his house.
Before the announcement of the new CM, there has been a stir in the Punjab Congress Bhawan in Chandigarh.
Formulafor two deputy CMs are also being considered. The formula for making two deputy CMs in Punjab is also being considered.This idea came because if a Hindu face is made CM, then a Jatt Sikh and a Dalit can be made Deputy CM.If a Sikh is made the CM, then a Hindu and a Dalit leader can be made the Deputy CM.Through this formula, Congress can break the election promise of making opponents and especially a Hindu and a Dalit of the Akali Dal as Deputy CM.
After the resignation of Captain Amarinder Singh, the decision on the new Chief Minister of Punjab was to be taken in the legislature party meeting on Saturday night itself and former Congress chief Sunil Jakhar was almost certain to become the CM.Meanwhile, suddenly due to Punjab being a Sikh state, the demand for a Sikh face started and the Congress got entangled in the affair of Hindu and Sikh faces.
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