Declare Punjab CM Face, it Will Help Us Reap Poll Gains: Channi Tells Congress

With polls in Punjab a month away, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi feels that the Congress should declare its chief ministerial candidate, pointing out that doing so in the past has favoured the party reap electoral gains. Channi’s statement has come at a time when opposition parties have targeted the Congress, saying it has many chief ministerial aspirants including its state unit president Navjot Singh Sidhu and party leader Sunil Jakhar.

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said his party’s chief ministerial face for the Punjab Assembly polls will be announced next week. It is likely that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) may declare its MP Bhagwant Mann as the chiefministerial candidate .

Replying to a question on the chief ministerial candidate for the February 14 polls, Channi said the decision has to be taken by the party. Asked should the Congress declare its candidate for 2022 Punjab assembly election because going by the past trend sometimes the party makes such announcement and sometimes not and last time they had declared Amarinder Singh as CM candidate, Channi replied, “Last time when they had declared Capt (as CM’s face) we won and previous time the (CM) candidate was not declared we lost and before that when they gave (CM candidate) we won and when they did not declare candidate we lost” “This time they should give (declare the CM candidate). (Navjot) Sidhu is also saying that they should declare,” Channi said in an interview to a news channel.

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