Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday announced Charanjit Singh Channi as his party’s chief ministerial face for the Punjab Assembly polls.
The former Congress chief made the announcement while addressing a virtual rally in Ludhiana, days ahead of the Assembly elections in Punjab.
“People of Punjab told us that they want a chief minister who belongs to a ‘gareeb ghar’ (poor family) and who understands their pain, and plight. Charanjit Singh Channi will be the Congress’ chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections,” Gandhi said.
Gandhi also said that the Congress party has no dearth of capable leaders. “A true leader, a political leader is not born in 10-15 days. A political leader emerges after struggling for years. The Congress party has no dearth of diamonds in the form of workers,” he said.