The meeting of Congress Legislature Party which was to be held this morning at Chandigarh, has been cancelled. The incharge of party Affairs in Punjab Harish Rawat said, Congress National President Sonia Gandhi will announce the name of the new Chief Minister for Punjab.
The names taking rounds for the post of CM are AICC general secretary and Rajyasabha MP Ambika Soni, former State Congress President Sunil Jakhar, Rajyasabha MP Pratap Singh Bajwa and Punjab Congress President Navjot Sidhu.
AIR correspondent reports that, the senior Congress leader Ambika Soni has said the new chief minister of Punjab will be declared soon. She said, the MLAs are being consulted to know their choice. She said, she was also given offer but she respectfully refused.
The Congress MLAs when contacted, they told, the names of Cabinet Minister in Captain Amarinder Singh’s government Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, former state Congress President Sunil Jakhar, Rajyasabha MP Pratap Singh Bajwa and present state congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu are taking rounds for the face of CM. Mrs Soni and some MLAs are of the view that the CM should be from Sikh community. There are reports Congress high command may announce two Deputy Chief Ministers also to balance the community equations.