New Delhi / Chandigarh:
Channi, who arrived in the nation’s capital in the evening, discussed the list of names to be included in his cabinet earlier with the Secretary General of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) in charge of Punjab affairs, Harish Rawat.
Subsequently, we learn that the two leaders met and discussed the same thing with Mr. Gandhi.
Channi will likely replace a few ministers who are said to be loyal to the former chief minister of Punjab, Amarinder Singh. There are also two vacancies that need to be filled in place of Amarinder Singh and the head of the state Congress, Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Mr Sidhu’s post has not been filled since his resignation from the Punjab cabinet in 2019.
Mr. Channi’s visit to the nation’s capital is growing in importance as Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra returned from Shimla to the nation’s capital on Wednesday.
Former Punjabi Congressman Sunil Jakhar had accompanied Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi on a flight to Delhi.
They met Congress Secretary General KC Venugopal and Mr. Rawat.
The cabinet is expected to see new faces, the sources said.
The names of Pargat Singh, Raj Kumar Verka, Gurkirat Singh Kotli, Sangat Singh Gilzian, Surjit Dhiman, Amarinder Singh Raja Warring and Kuljit Singh Nagra do the trick.
There is speculation that Amarinder Singh’s loyal loyalists – Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, who was the sports minister, and Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, who was the social justice minister – could be removed from the cabinet.