Charanjit Singh Channi will be the new Punjab Chief Minister, the Congress announced on Sunday.
"It gives me immense pleasure to announce that Sh. #CharanjitSinghChanni has been unanimously elected as the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party of Punjab," party General Secretary, and Punjab in charge, Harish Rawat, said in a tweet.
It gives me immense pleasure to announce that Sh. #CharanjitSinghChanni has been unanimously elected as the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party of Punjab.@INCIndia @RahulGandhi @INCPunjab pic.twitter.com/iboTOvavPd— Harish Rawat (@harishrawatcmuk) September 19, 2021
Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa’s name was proposed by many senior Congress leaders and MLAs to the party High command.
His name was approved at a meeting held at the residence of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's Delhi residence.
Most of the MLAs are said to be in favour of a Sikh Chief Minister, sources said.
Sources also said that there are going to be two deputy chief ministers.
After the name of CM is announced, he is likely to meet the Governor later in the day.
Earlier, Ambika Soni declined to become the chief minister in favour of a Sikh name.
The Congress has been holding several meets since Saturday after Captain Amarinder Singh resigned as the chief minister of Punjab.