Sukhjinder Randhawa likely to be Punjab Chief Minister

After hours of hectic meetings and feedback from MLAs, the AICC appointed observers are learnt to possess zeroed in on the name of Sukhjinder Randhawa because the new CLP leader.He is a standard Congressman and has been instrumental in taking over Capt Amarinder Singh.

An Akali baiter and once an in depth associate of Capt Amarinder, Randhawa developed differences with the previous chief minister over non-fulfilment of poll promises. Two deputy chief ministers–one Dalit and a Hindu face –will even be announced along side the chief minister’s name, said sources. this is often to balance the caste combination within the state.

“Formal announcement after a short time ,” said party sources.

On Saturday, Congress veteran Capt Amarinder Singh resigned as chief minister of Punjab with but five months to travel 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 among the Congress’ powerful regional satraps, had put in his papers after chatting with the Congress president and shortly before an important meeting of the CLP here on Saturday evening.

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