Chandigarh: Former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh after his resignation said that he is still a part of Congress and will maybe take a decision in future.
Amarinder Singh’s resignation has created a storm in Punjab politics. Earlier this morning there were reports that Punjab Congress MLAs had written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi to replace Amarinder Singh, after which Sonia has asked the ex CM to quit.
After the letter from MLAs to Sonia, Amarinder said he felt humiliated and won’t tolerate it anymore. Now the emergency meeting which has began is predicted to appoint the new CM.
Who will be the new CM?
Reports suggest that Sunil Jakhar, Pratap Singh Bajwa, Raj Kumar Verka, Inderjit are among the front runners who may replace Capt Amarinder Singh provided he steps down from the CM post. The MLAs of Sidhu’s camp may put forward the name of former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar as their choice for the chief minister of Punjab.
The reason for putting forward the name of Sunil Jakhar could be to establish the combination of a Hindu Sikh chief minister and Jat Sikh president of the Punjab Congress.
However, Sunil Jakhar is not an MLA. Another name that Sidhu’s camp may put forward for the post of chief minister is Navjot Singh Sidhu himself
This comes a day after at least 40 legislators wrote to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, seeking a CLP meeting to chalk out a strategy for the Punjab polls in 2022 amid an ongoing tussle between Amarinder and Sidhu. The leaders had shot off a letter apparently against Captain, alleging that hardly anything was being done towards the fulfilment of the 18-point programme issued by the party high command.
The meeting, just days after the party brokered a tenuous detente between Amarinder Singh and his in-house rival Navjot Singh Sidhu, signalled a leadership change in the Punjab Congress government months before state polls.
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