‘Punjab CM Must Be a Sikh Leader’, Ambika Soni Turns Down Offer

'Punjab CM Must Be Sikh Leader', Ambika Soni Turned Down Offer

Captain Amrinder Singh stepped down from the post of Chief Minister on Saturday evening, after the meeting of party legislators.

Chandigarh: Congress MP and a senior leader Ambika Soni has refused the offer of Congress High Command to take up the position of the Chief Minister of Punjab, ANI reports.

The veteran Congress leader refused this offer saying that the next Chief Minister of Punjab should be from the Sikh community. She is one of the senior-most leaders of the party and both Captain Amrinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu have huge respect for her. However, the final decision on her refusal is yet to be taken by Congress’s high command.

NDTV quoted Soni as saying, “I am not going to Chandigarh.  The meeting is going on there with the general secretary and observers. They will decide and let the high command know. I have made my stand clear that for Punjab there has to be a Sikh face.”

Views of MLAs will be taken to the Congress high command for the decision. Captain Amrinder Singh stepped down from the post of Chief Minister on Saturday evening, after the meeting of party legislators.

The party high command had decided to change the guard at the border, ahead of the assembly polls next year. On Saturday, Captain wrote to Congress high command expressing his anguish at the political events of Punjab from the last five months. He said that these events were clearly not based on the concerns of Punjab.

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