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Punjab Cong MLAs authorise Sonia to pick new CM

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
September 18, 2021 22:10 IST
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Punjab Congress MLAs on Saturday authorised party president Sonia Gandhi to pick new Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader, on a day Amarinder Singh resigned as the state chief minister.


IMAGE: Congress senior leader Ajay Makan, along with Harish Rawat and Navjot Singh Sidhu, briefs the media after the CLP Meeting was over at Punjab Bhawan in Chandigarh, on Saturday. Photograph: PTI Photo

A resolution to this effect was passed unanimously in a meeting of the CLP in Chandigarh.

Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken, who was one of the two central observers deputed by the party, told reporters that 78 of 80 party MLAs were present in the meeting.

He said another resolution praising and thanking Amarinder Singh for his contribution towards Punjab and the Congress was also unanimously passed at the meeting.

"We expect that the party will continue to get guidance of Amarinder Singh," he said.

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