Congress Picks Charanjit Singh Channi as new Punjab Chief Minister: Sources

Before Channi’s name was picked by congress Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa’s name was in the media for the CM post.

Chandigarh: All Indian Congress today picks Charanjit Singh Channi, a Dalit Sikh face for the new Chief Minister of Punjab.

Charanjit Singh Channi was Technical Education Minister in the outgoing cabinet of captain Amriander Singh who resign earlier as Chief Minister.

Before Channi’s name was picked by congress Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa’s name was in the media for the CM post.

Mr. Randhawa said soon after Charanjit Singh Channi was announced as the new CM. “I am happy with high command’s decision… I want to thank all the MLAs who have supported me. Channi is my brother…”

Earlier yesterday: Amariander Singh, Punjab Chief Minister resigns After Meeting Governor. Punjab Chief Minister dialled party president Sonia Gandhi, saying he “can’t continue in the party with this kind of humiliation”. Punjab CM Amariander Singh has reportedly been asked to quit by the Congress party, Congress has been under pressure from MLAs demanding change in leadership ahead of assembly polls to be held next year.

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