The Congress on Sunday (September 19, 2021) named Charanjit Singh Channi as Captian Amarinder Singh’s successor for the new Punjab Chief Minister. The Punjab Congress Legislative Party (CLP) elected Channi as the leader paving his way for appointment as the chief minister.
The development comes a day after Singh’s unexpected resignation amid a bitter battle for power with state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu just months ahead of the state Assembly polls.
AICC general secretary Harish Rawat made the announcement via in a tweet. He wrote: “It gives me immense pleasure to announce that Charanjit Singh Channi has been unanimously elected as the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party of Punjab.”