- It is being said that Navjot Singh Sidhu strongly advocated Channi’s name.
- Rahul Gandhi signed after a long consultation with Sonia Gandhi and senior leaders in Delhi
- Rahul Gandhi’s important role in the changed developments in Punjab
Suddenly it is time to change the chief minister. BJP did it in Gujarat, now Congress in Punjab. Everything was not going well in both the states. On Sunday, many names kept coming in the discussion throughout the day, but Dalit leader Charanjit Singh Channi was elected as the new leader of the party legislature party. Congratulating the new Punjab CM, Rahul Gandhi’s tweet came in which he spoke of continuity ahead of former CM Captain Amarinder Singh. He wrote, ‘Congratulations to Charanjit Singh Channi ji for his new responsibility. We have to continue to fulfill the promises made to the people of Punjab. Trust is the most important thing. The tweet could not hide the truth as to what the break meant, where the party removed its biggest satrap in the state amid discussions of the government’s failure.
Rahul Gandhi can take over the reins of the Congress party again in the future and his role is considered to be an important role in this political upheaval in Punjab for the last four months. Meanwhile, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has reached Shimla, away from Congress discord. Daughter Priyanka Gandhi is already present there. In such a situation, it is clear that Rahul is watching every decision of the politics of Punjab. Rahul Gandhi may also attend the swearing-in ceremony of the new Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi today.
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Rahul’s support to Sidhu
Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu is promoted and made the president of the party in the state. During this, Sidhu’s attacks on Amarinder Singh continue and the Captain is finally removed. It is understood that he has got the full support of Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi.
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It can be said that Rahul is responsible for the upheaval in Punjab and his victory or defeat will be considered in future. Elections are due in the state in the next few months and the ruling party would like to win it at any cost. He had to face a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
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The party has serious concerns about Punjab which is proved by this reversal just before the elections. The new CM has come in the interim or to bridge the gap or say to settle the differences, this is an attempt to put an end to factionalism to some extent. Navjot Singh Sidhu is the choice of the high command and in such an environment, he will have to wait for victory in the next election.
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Rahul came in central role
The way Rahul Gandhi attended recent meetings with party chief Sonia Gandhi, senior leader Ambika Soni and his close associates and kept in touch with central observers in Chandigarh for the past two days has brought him to the center of the party.
By giving the post of CM to Dalit leader Channi, Rahul has tried to give a political message to the people of UP, Rajasthan and other states from the soil of Punjab. Rahul Gandhi and the Congress party have played the Dalit card with this decision between the parties which are slamming the OBCs.
It is being told that State Congress Committee President Navjot Singh Sidhu had strongly advocated Channi’s name and then Rahul Gandhi stamped Channi’s name after a long consultation with Sonia Gandhi and senior leaders in Delhi. Channi comes from the Dalit Sikh (Ramdasiya Sikh) community and was the Minister of Technical Education in the Amarinder government. He is an MLA from Chamkaur Sahib Assembly Constituency in Rupnagar District. He became an MLA from this constituency for the first time in the year 2007 and after that he registered consecutive victories.