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Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa likely to be next Punjab Chief Minister: Sources

Randhawa, known to be a strong anti-Captain voice in the state had played a significant part of the rebellion against Amarinder Singh alongside PPCC president Navjot Singh Sidhu.
 

Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa likely to be next Punjab Chief Minister: Sources-dnm
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Chandigarh, First Published Sep 19, 2021, 3:29 PM IST
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Senior Congress leader Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa is likely to succeed Amarinder Singh as the Chief Minister of the state, say sources.

Sources have informed that Randhawa has emerged as the front-runner given his position in the Sidhu camp and his experience as a Cabinet Minister.

This came after Amarinder Singh resigned as Punjab Chief Minister, saying he felt “humiliated” at the way the party handled the infighting in the state unit.

Randhawa, known to be a strong anti-Captain voice in the state had played a significant part of the rebellion against Amarinder Singh alongside PPCC president Navjot Singh Sidhu.

The AICC appointed observers are learnt to have zeroed in the name of Sukhjinder Randhawa as the new CLP leader, a prominent Sikh face. According to sources a formal announcement will be made after a while.

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"Not mine, don't know who's but it will be done for sure," Randhawa told news agency ANI, on being asked whether he will be taking oath as the Punjab CM today.

However, Congress MLA Pritam Kotbhai told reporters in Chandigarh that all legislators of the party have backed Randhawa as the next CM.

"All MLAs have named Sukhjinder Randhawa for CM before Congress high command, he will become the CM," Kotbhai said.

Congress's Pargat Singh recently revealed that the name of next Punjab CM can be announced in the coming hour.

On Amarinder Singh's outbursts against Navjot Singh Sidhu after he resigned as Chief Minister, Randhawa termed it as "unfortunate" that a senior leader had used such words. "I think it is unfortunate that such words have been used against Punjab Congress chief by a senior leader," he said. "Even today, I consider him like a father," said the Jails and Cooperation minister in the outgoing cabinet of Amarinder Singh, PTI reported.

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