Punjab Congress crisis: Sonia Gandhi will choose next CM of Punjab

Punjab Congress crisis:  Sonia Gandhi will choose next CM of Punjab

Chandigarh: After Captain Amarinder Singh resigned as Chief Minister of Punjab, the suspense continues over the new chief minister of the state followed by the party MLAs resolution that Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi's decision will be final in the matter. 

Sunil Kumar Jakhar, President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, praised Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for taking the bold decision to 'resolve Punjab Congress imbroglio'. He said in a tweet, "Kudos to Sh @RahulGandhi for adopting Alexandrian solution to this punjabi version of Gordian knot. Surprisingly, this bold leadership decision to resolve Punjab Congress imbroglio has not only enthralled congress workers but has sent shudders down the spines of Akalis."

Read: Panjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh resigns

On the announcement of the new Punjab CM, Congress MLA Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said, "A decision will be taken in the next 2-3 hours". 

"It all depends on the Congress high command. This is the prerogative of the high command. CLP meeting was held yesterday [Saturday], and a mandate has been given. There is no need for another meeting of the CLP, Pargat Singh, said. 

Another MLA Kuldeep Singh said, " We are awaiting Sonia Gandhi's orders. Immediately after, a decision will be taken in the CLP meeting. There is a background and issues behind the resignation of Captain Amarinder Singh". 

A meeting of MLAs was held with Punjab Congress in-charge Harish Rawat and Ajay Maken on Saturday. A resolution was passed that Sonia Gandhi's decision would be final on this matter.

Working president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) Pawan Goel said that Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi would take the decision on the next Chief Minister of state on Sunday. Speaking to media persons, Goel said: "A meeting of MLAs was held with Harish Rawat and Ajay Maken yesterday. The MLAs have sent their opinions to Sonia Gandhi."