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Mystery Continues Over New Punjab CM; CLP Meeting Deferred

The Punjab Congress Legislative Party meeting was slated at 11 am on Sunday, however it has been deferred.

Mystery Continues Over New Punjab CM; CLP Meeting Deferred
Punjab Congress Legislative Party meeting deferred.(File photo-Representational image)
Mystery Continues Over New Punjab CM; CLP Meeting Deferred
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2021-09-19T11:37:05+05:30

The mystery continues over appointment of new Punjab Chief Minister as meeting of the Congress Legislative Party has been deferred on Sunday.

The meeting was slated for 11 am, with party sources saying that a consensus is yet to be made on the name of the new CLP leader.

Congress insiders said a consensus is yet to be made on the name of the new CLP leader—who will be the new chief minister of Punjab, after the resignation of Amarinder Singh on Saturday.

The name of former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar, current state state unit president Navjot Singh Sidhu, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa and Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa are doing the rounds.

“We will abide by whatever the party leadership decides,” said a party leader.

AICC general secretary and Punjab affairs in-charge Harish Rawat and party's central observers Ajay Maken and Harish Chaudhary are currently in the city.

Punjab Congress legislators on Saturday had authorised party president Sonia Gandhi to pick a new CLP leader.

Congress veteran Capt. Amarinder Singh resigned as chief minister of Punjab with less than five months to go for the Assembly polls after a bruising power struggle with state party chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, and had said that he felt "humiliated" over the way the party handled the protracted crisis.

The 79-year-old Amarinder Singh, one of the Congress’ powerful regional satraps, had put in his papers after speaking to the party president and shortly before a crucial meeting of the CLP here on Satruday evening.

He had later launched a no-holds-barred attack against Sidhu, describing his bete noire, a cricketer-turned-politician, as a "total disaster".

Congress sources had said the party -- also battling dissensions in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh where its governments are in power -- is trying to balance equations in the poll-bound state and is likely to appoint a Hindu face like Jakhar to the top post. Jakhar, who is not an MLA, is believed to be close to the top Congress leadership. (With PTI inputs)

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