Sidhu has been strongly pushing for the announcement of the chief minister face before the elections. Even Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi, in a recent interview, has endorsed the idea, stating that it would benefit the Congress.
On Thursday afternoon, a short message with Sidhu’s picture on FB page ‘Jittega Punjab’ read, “Saaf te pak kirdar, avegi Sidhu di Sarkar, jittega Punjab is vaar” (neat and clean character, Sidhu’s government will come (in power), Punjab will win).
In the evening, Sidhu tweeted that he was not running for any post: “A system which could not give justice to our Guru and could not punish the big fish involved in drug trade needs to be demolished. I categorically state that I’m not running for any post and either this system will stay or Navjot Singh Sidhu will.”
A system which could not give justice to our Guru and could not punish the big fishes involved in Drug trade needs… https://t.co/DfGJocBQdj
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) 1642075607000
He posted another tweet: “The fight is to change this system which has eroded Punjab like termites and is being run by mafias in connivance with mischievous politicians. This system cries for a change & reforms as the glory of Punjab has been annihilated by the nexus of few political leaders and mafia.”
The fight is to change this system which has eroded Punjab like termites and is being run by Mafias in connivance o… https://t.co/bkqbpObdXV
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) 1642075597000
Even though Congress high command does not want to announce CM face before elections and has even said that it would go to the polls under collective leadership, Sidhu has been strongly advocating for a CM candidate before the elections. He has also been stating that people would choose their CM.
Channi, who has been keeping quiet, has also taken the position that the CM face announcement should be made. In an interview to a news channel recently, citing the precedent of 2017 elections when Captain Amarinder Singh was declared CM candidate and the party won, he said before that they did not declare CM candidate and the party lost but when they announced, the party won. He added that this time, they (party high command) should declare the CM face when Sidhu is also suggesting as much. He also claimed that Congress would sweep the election and win majority.