The Congress will announce its chief ministerial candidate in Punjab on Sunday, sources have stated. Social gathering chief Rahul Gandhi will go to Ludhiana on Sunday, when he’s prone to title who will change into the Chief Minister of Punjab if Congress retains energy within the border state.
The get together has been looking for public opinion by way of telephone calls on who must be the chief ministerial candidate, much like what Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Social gathering had executed in Punjab earlier than it introduced Bhagwant Mann.
There is a robust buzz that Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi is the get together’s favorite for the highest job. Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu can be within the image.
The decision from the Congress performs a recorded message in Punjabi prompting listeners to press a key to vote amongst three choices. Mr Channi’s title has been positioned at primary, adopted by Mr Sidhu’s. The third possibility asks whether or not Congress ought to go with no chief minister face.
With the electoral contest heating up within the state, all eyes are on the Congress’s decide for the highest job. Mr Sidhu had earlier publicly stated the get together ought to declare the candidate.
Mr Channi has been nominated from two meeting constituencies resulting in speculations round him being favoured by the get together and permitting him a backup probability if he loses in one of many seats. Mr Sidhu has repeatedly tried to undertaking himself because the candidate.
A video clip starring Mr Channi, with a delicate endorsement by actor Sonu Sood, posted by the get together in January had additionally triggered speculations of him being the get together’s selection.
Punjab will vote on February 20. Counting is on March 10.