Punjab Election 2022: Polling in Punjab will be held on February 20. All the parties are busy in the preparations in full swing. All the parties have announced their CM candidate. However, a consensus has not been reached in the Punjab Congress regarding the CM face. There is still suspense regarding this. It is another matter that Charanjit Singh Channi, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sunil Jakhar are all three. Channi and Siddhu are openly talking to the high command about this. Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi himself has said this. Not only this, in the presence of Rahul, Sidhu submitted his claim as the CM face. Congress had a virtual rally in Punjab on Thursday. In this, Congress State President Navjot Singh Sidhu demanded to declare the candidate for the post of CM in gestures. He said that people want to know who will be the CM. If it becomes clear then I guarantee that Congress government will be formed with 70 seats. He promised Rahul Gandhi that whatever decision he takes will be considered.
Will soon decide on CM face: Rahul
After this, Rahul Gandhi said that the party will enter the Punjab Assembly elections with a CM face. A decision on this will be taken soon after consulting party workers. Addressing the digital rally, Gandhi said that Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and State Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu have assured him that he will support whoever is the face of the CM. The former Congress president said, “Normally we don’t do this. But, if the Congress party, our workers and the people of Punjab want so, then we will take a decision on the CM’s face. “We will take this decision after consulting our workers,” he said. The rest (leaders) will work as a team. Rahul said that the demand to declare the face of the post of CM will be fulfilled at the earliest. Both Channi and Sidhu said that the biggest question in Punjab is who will lead the Congress party in the state. He said, ‘Media people call him the chief ministerial candidate. Both Sidhu and Channi assured me that two people cannot lead and only one can lead. Both told me that whoever leads, the other will put all his energy into making them win. Channi later said that he never ran after any position. Those whose names will be announced will wholeheartedly support the decision. Apart from Sidhu and Channi, Sunil Jakhar is also in the race for CM candidate. He has been the President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. Aam Aadmi Party has announced its CM face in Punjab. Aam Aadmi Party has made party MP Bhagwant Mann as the chief minister’s face. All opinion polls have shown a tough competition between Congress and AAP in Punjab elections.
[Attribution to NBT]