Ludhiana: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday announced Charanjit Singh Channi as the Chief Ministerial candidate for Punjab.
In a rally in Ludhiana, he declared Channi as the CM face and said that the Congress has several high quality leaders.
Rahul Gandhi said he was given a difficult task to choose the Chief Ministerial candidate for Punjab and said Channi was the choice of the people of Punjab.
“People of Punjab said we want a CM that is from a poor family, who can understand the fear poor people have. Punjab needs that person. It was a difficult decision that you made easy,” Rahul Gandhi said.
Channi meanwhile sought support of people of Punjab for his candidature. “It’s a big task that I cannot do alone. To fight for CM of Punjab, I can do it only with support of people of Punjab. I have neither money nor the strength, people of Punjab will have to support me. I can promise there will be transparency,” Channi said.
He also reached out to other Congress leaders including state party president Navjot Singh Sidhu, and said, “We will transform Punjab, give it an honest governance. Navjot Singh ji your model will be implemented now. What you want to do will be done. Jakhar Saab, all leadership’s will take Punjab ahead”.
Earlier, senior Punjab Congress leaders Sunil Jakhar said making Channi the chief minister of Punjab was the best decision of Rahul Gandhi’s political career. Punjab goes to polls on February 20.