Who Is Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Likely To Be Next Punjab Chief Minister

Punjab Congress Crisis: Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa is likely to be announced as the next Chief Minister of Punjab, after Captain Amarinder Singh quit.

Who Is Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Likely To Be Next Punjab Chief Minister

Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa is a three-time MLA from Punjab

New Delhi:

Punjab minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa is likely to be announced as the next Chief Minister, a day after his Congress colleague Captain Amarinder Singh resigned from the top post.

Mr Randhawa, 62, is the Jails and Cooperation Minister.

A resident of Gurdaspur district in Majha region, he is a three-time MLA - he won the assembly election in 2002, 2007 and 2017.

He has been the vice president of the Punjab Congress unit and the party's general secretary.

Mr Randhawa belongs to a family of Congress leaders. His father, Santokh Singh, was twice state Congress chief and a well-known leader in Majha region.

"Captain is our senior. I have always treated him like my father and he has treated me like his son," Mr Randhawa told news agency ANI today.