Punjab Congress crisis: 'I believe CM face should be a Sikh', says Ambika Soni
New Delhi: As the Punjab Congress MLAs are awaiting the high command to elect a new chief minister, former union minister and currently Rajya Sabha, MP Ambika Soni has declined the offer to be the next chief minister of the state.
Talking to reporters, Congress MP Ambika Soni, who represents Punjab, said, " I've declined the offer (to be the next Punjab CM). Party's exercise is going on in Chandigarh with the general secretary, and observers are taking views of all MLAs. I believe Punjab CM face should be a Sikh".
Ambika Soni was Minister of Tourism and Minister of Culture in the UPA-I government from 29 January 2006 - 22 May 2009. From 22 May 2009 - 27 October 2012, she was Minister of Information and Broadcasting in the UPA-II government.
After Captain Amarinder Singh resigned as Chief Minister of Punjab on Saturday, the suspense continues over the new chief ministerial face in the state followed by the party MLAs resolution that interim president Sonia Gandhi's decision will be final in the matter.