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Announcing Channi as CM candidate will not change Congress’s fortunes in Punjab polls: BJP

Union Jal Shakti Minister and BJP in-charge for Punjab Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that the infighting in Congress will further intensify after Sunday’s announcement.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh |
Updated: February 7, 2022 2:39:18 am
Union Jal Shakti Minister and BJP in-charge for Punjab Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that the infighting in Congress will further intensify after Sunday’s announcement | File

The Bharatiya Janata Party today said the announcement of Charanjit Singh Channi as the Chief Ministerial candidate by the Congress will not make any difference to the fate of the party that is already doomed.

Reacting to the announcement made by Rahul Gandhi today, union Minister for Jal Shakti and BJP in-charge for Punjab, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said, the Congress party is in a state of ruins owing to mis-governance, rampant corruption and internal squabbling and not even a miracle can save it now.

“Congress is doomed beyond redemption and announcing someone as the CM face can never redeem the fate of the party”, he said, while adding, the infighting in the party will further intensify after today’s announcement.

Meanwhile, SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday said “the nomination of chief minister Charanjit Channi as the chief ministerial face of the Congress party was a victory for the sand mafia”.

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The SAD president, who was in Patiala to campaign in favour of party candidate Harpal Juneja, said “it is shocking but true that the sand mafia has even prevailed over the Congress high command and foisted its candidate on the party. However the people have seen through Charanjit Channi and will see through this move to strengthen loot and corruption in Punjab. They will definitely give a befitting response to the Congress party on February 20”.

Speaking at the public gathering, Sukhbir said “Captain Amarinder had presided over the decline of Punjab during the last five years. Captain Amarinder did not undertake a single development work or infrastructure project. He even left his constituency, which had elected him with a huge margin, in the lurch. He did not even care to come and meet the people of the constituency even once forget listening to their grievances and resolving their problems”.

AAP’s CM face Bhagwant Mann too slammed the Gandhi family and Congress party for declaring Charanjit Singh Channi as Chief Minister.


Mann said that Congress has made a mockery of the poor and common man by choosing the CM who is allegedly involved with “mafia”. Mann said that the decision of the Congress has proved that they want to rob Punjab again as it did before as they have chosen a person who’s personality is stained.

In a statement issued here today, Mann said that it is inexplicable how congress is claiming Channi to be a poor chief Minister whose relatives drove the luxury cars and are caught with piles of money belonging to mafia and transfer-posting.

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First published on: 06-02-2022 at 07:23:55 pm

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