Punjab ministers list almost ready, then CM Charanjit Singh Channi called to Delhi


The list of new ministers of the new Congress government in Punjab is almost ready. Meanwhile, the high command has once again summoned Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi to Delhi for the final round of discussions. After discussion with Rahul Gandhi till late Thursday night, once again Channi will hold talks with the former party president on cabinet expansion.

Apart from the discussion with the cabinet, the name of the new DGP can also be discussed. Sources say that State Congress Committee chief Navjot Singh Sidhu has also been called to Delhi along with Channi. After brainstorming with Rahul Gandhi till 2 pm, Channi returned to Chandigarh on Friday morning. According to sources, the names have been agreed and before releasing the list, feedback is being taken from senior leaders of the state including Sunil Jakhar.


Sources said that some new faces are likely to be included in the cabinet. Pargat Singh, Rajkumar Verka, Gurkeerat Singh Kotli, Sangat Singh Giljian, Surjit Dhiman, Amarinder Singh Raja Varing and Kuljit Singh Nagra are being speculated to become ministers. Pargat Singh is considered close to Sidhu and is currently the General Secretary of the Punjab Congress and Gilzian is the working president of the party’s state unit.

There are speculations that Amarinder Singh’s close aide Rana Gurjit Singh Sodhi and Sadhu Singh Dharamsot may be removed from ministerial posts. Sodhi was the Sports Minister while Dharamsot was the Social Justice Empowerment Minister.


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