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Punjab Assembly Polls 2022: Rahul Gandhi announces Charanjit Singh Channi as CM face

Speaking at the virtual rally, Rahul Gandhi said that Channi belongs to a poor family, he understands poverty.
05:04 PM Feb 06, 2022 IST | APN Live
punjab assembly polls 2022  rahul gandhi announces charanjit singh channi as cm face

Congress on Sunday announced Navjot Singh Sidhu as the chief ministerial face for the upcoming Punjab Assembly Elections 2022. Party leader Rahul Gandhi announced the name during a virtual rally in Ludhiana in the Malwa region.


Speaking at the virtual rally, the Congress leader said that as Channi belongs to a poor family, he understands poverty and the people of Punjab chose him as the CM face. Gandhi also tagged Channi, Sidhu, and Jakhar as the gems of Congress. He also said that senior leader Sunil Jakhar understands the DNA of Punjab.

He further talks about Navjot Singh Sidhu and said that he met Sidhu in Dune School when he was playing cricket as both the opening bowler and batsman. Lauding Sidhu, Gandhi further said that he has the perseverance to serve people.


Talking about the party, he said that Congress has created great leaders over the years.

He also took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister and said that they can never meet the public in the flesh and help them as Modi is not Prime Minister, he is a King.


Rahul Gandhi along with Channi, Navjot Singh Sidhu, and Sunil Jakhar also conducted close door-to-door meetings and engaged with the people. Senior Congress leader Sunil Jakhar on Sunday announced he had quit active politics, and there was no question of him being the Congress’s Punjab CM face.

Punjab Assembly Polls 2022

Punjab Assembly Elections 2022 are slated for February 20 and will elect the 117 members of the 16th Assembly of the Punjab Legislative Assembly. 

Meanwhile, the Election Commission of India has extended the ban on roadshows, cycle and vehicle rallies, and pad yatras. The Commission also relaxed restrictions for both indoor and outdoor political meetings for the assembly elections in five states.