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Nod to Sukhjinder Randhawa, Sidhu’s Thumbs Down & Manpreet Badal’s Masterstroke: How Channi Gained Punjab’s ‘Recreation of Thrones’

It was a ‘Game of Thrones’ that led to Charanjit Singh Channi being appointed Punjab Chief Minister after the opposite high contenders all check-mated one another.

The within story rising from the occasions of Saturday and Sunday now exhibits that the primary title that had cropped up in a giant approach at a legislature celebration assembly on Saturday was of former PCC chief Sunil Jakhar. Jakhar had the utmost help of legislators. However his not being a turbaned Sikh labored towards him. Senior minister Sukhjinder Randhawa additionally made his case {that a} Jat Sikh ought to be the CM. Earlier than this, the excessive command had spoken to Ambika Soni, who refused citing the identical.

This brightened the possibilities of Randhawa who was seen as aggressive towards the Akalis and the hope was that he would have delivered on ballot guarantees quick and fast. Although he didn’t have as many legislators supporting him, being a turbaned Sikh and from a second technology Congress household labored for him. Randhawa’s title was finalised and legislators made a beeline for his dwelling. In truth, Randhawa himself instructed a number of reporters that he had been finalised.

However right here the sport modified. On Sunday afternoon, when the celebration observers tenting at JW Marriott resort in Chandigarh determined of going forward with Randhawa because the CM, the objection got here from Navjot Singh Sidhu, who requested that whether it is to be a Jat Sikh face, why not him. Sidhu additionally felt that Randhawa was too senior to hearken to him after turning into CM and might not be that straightforward to dislodge come 2022. However Sidhu was curtly instructed by the observers that he was already PCC chief and can’t have the whole lot, on which Sidhu obtained up and left the JW Marriott resort in a huff.

This, nonetheless, ensured that Randhawa was out of the race now because the Congress excessive command needed a unanimous selection. It was Manpreet Badal then who got here to the rescue of all with a ‘game-changing’ title.

Enter Charanjit Singh Channi. Manpreet Badal pitched Channi, his shut buddy, as a sport changer as Punjab’s first Dalit CM. Channi is thought to get alongside nicely with Randhawa and Sidhu and is near Rahul Gandhi. He was additionally seen as one who won’t be over-bearing, will toe the road and can silence BJP, Akali Dal and AAPs calls for for a Dalit high face. The Congress additionally noticed this as sending a nationwide message.

Sidhu was apparently on his option to Patiala when he learnt that the celebration had now finalised the title of Charanjit Singh Channi. Sidhu then returned mid-way to the resort, glad with Channi who’s youthful to him, and everybody accepted the choice. Randhawa additionally accepted Channi, saying he was like his youthful brother. Channi was the winner after different contenders check-mated one another!

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