Polling process in five states just a few short days away. Amid this, the Congress party is set to reveal its chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Punjab assembly polls 2022.
According to media reports, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will be revealing the Chief Minister face of the party for the upcoming elections in Punjab today, February 6. It is likely that the CM candidate will be chosen out of the two top picks, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Charanjit Singh Channi.
While Navjot Singh Sidhu is the current Punjab Congress president, Charanjit Singh Channi is the current chief minister for Punjab and was appointed after former CM Captain Amarinder Singh had resigned from his post due to an internal party conflict.
Despite being the CM for only a few months, Channi has a major popularity quotient in Punjab, according to opinion polls. Sidhu and Channi have been involved in a few internal party tussles in the past, and it is likely that the CM choice of the party will be made between them.
The Punjab assembly elections 2022 are set to commence on February 20 and will be conducted in a single phase. The counting of the votes in the state will take place on March 10.