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‘Punjab Chief Minister must be Sikh leader’, Ambika Soni rejects offer to head state

Aditi Tandon
Press Reporter News Service
New Delhi, September 19

Congress veteran and a very long time Rajya Sabha MP from Punjab Ambika Soni on Sunday stated she had declined the provide of being Punjab chief minister and believed that the state needs to be led by a Sikh.

“This can be a matter of conviction for me, not simply at present however for 5 many years for the reason that reorganisation course of that Punjab ought to have a Sikh chief minister. That is the one state the place a Sikh has historically led. I’ve declined to be the CM,” Soni instructed The Press Reporter.

It’s learnt that Soni was supplied the CM ship two months in the past additionally when the method of Punjab Congress overhaul was underway and he or she had refused even that point.

“There are some convictions that we reside by and my conviction is {that a} Sikh ought to lead Punjab,” Soni stated.

It’s learnt that the Congress was mulling all possible decisions for the put up of the CM, aware additionally of the assault Capt Amarinder Singh mounted in opposition to PCC chief Navjot Sidhu calling him an anti nationwide, and pledging to oppose his candidature as Punjab CM tooth and nail.

Capt Amarinder has conveyed to the AICC management that Sidhu as CM was unacceptable.

“What Capt will do subsequent will depend upon what we do at present,” a Congress functionary stated.

Soni stated the celebration train was underway to resolve on the subsequent CM.

“The parleys are ongoing in Chandigarh the place the AICC basic secretary is current together with two observers who’re assembly all of the MLAs and asking them for his or her opinion. There’s no tussle within the celebration,” Soni stated.

Importantly Capt Amarinder Singh had referred to as on Soni when he had come to New Delhi final to satisfy Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

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