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Charanjit Singh Channi to be Congress CM face in Punjab, announces Rahul Gandhi

  • Rahul Gandhi, the Congress leader, named incumbent Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi as the CM candidate for the next Punjab Assembly Election 2022 on Sunday. After presenting anecdotes about Channi, Navjot Singh Sidhu, and Sunil Jakhar, Rahul Gandhi said, "It was a difficult decision, but the people of Punjab made it easy since they wanted a CM who comes from a poor family."

  • Channi became emotional as he thanked Rahul Gandhi, Sidhu, and Jakhar and promised to serve Punjab with utmost honesty.

  • While all eyes were on the key announcement, Rahul Gandhi delayed it as he recalled anecdotes about Sidhu, Channi, and Jakhar, and how Congress in Punjab has a team of capable leaders, which is unusual for the party.

  • “It is a decision of Punjab. It is not my decision. I haven't decided. I asked workers, candidates, MLAs, people, the youth of Punjab..what people said has led me to my final decision,” - Rahul Gandhi