Even though Captain Aamarinder Singh’s successor as Chief Minister of the Punjab has yet to be announced by Congress after Singh’s resignation from the top post on Saturday, besides the new CM, Congress could also appoint two MPs. in addition to a replacement. According to the ANI news agency, the identity of the deputies will depend on who gets the green light for the highest post.
According to the ANI, a Hindu deputy and a Dalit deputy will be appointed to the post of deputy CM.
While few names are circulating for the two vice-CM positions, Congresswoman Aruna Chaudhary did not comment on the issue after her name was proposed for the vice-CM position. She said: “Lots of names are going around for this (CM Assistant post) … no comments …”
Aruna Chaudhary is a senior leader of the Punjab Congress and Deputy Chief Minister with Bharat Bhushan Ashu in the government of Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa. She is a member of the 15th Punjab Legislative Assembly (MLA) and represents the constituency of Dina Nagar. She is the daughter-in-law of four-time MP Jai Muni Chaudhary.
Chaudhary currently heads the Ministry of Social Security, Women and Child Development in Punjab.
Many names are around for this (CM deputy post) … no comments …: Congress President Aruna Chaudhary on his proposed name for the CM deputy post in Punjab. pic.twitter.com/d4z7Cwh5Yq
– ANI (@ANI) September 19, 2021
A report says sources close to Punjabic Congress leader Navjot Sidhu – whose hostile row with Amarinder Singh precipitated this crisis – were quoted as saying “whatever name is agreed upon for the chief minister, he will be accompanied by two deputies and the names of them will depend on who is appointed chief minister ”.
Meanwhile, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) nominated Sukhjinder Randhawa for the chief ministerial post. However, Randhawa said the Congressional High Command has yet to finalize the name of the state’s highest post. “So far no name has been chosen. Party observers have spoken to all MPs and asked for names. Now a consensus will be made and the name will be announced. Until it is announced. , I won’t react to anything, ”Randhawa said. told reporters here.
Randhawa was the Minister of Prison and Cooperation Department in Amarinder Singh’s government.
Prior to Randhawa, sources said, Congressman and senior leader Ambika Soni was offered the post of chief minister of the Punjab by the party’s high command, which declined to accept the offer. A Congress veteran and Gandhi loyalist, Soni declined the offer citing health concerns.
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Posted on: Sunday September 19, 2021 5:09 PM IST