New Delhi/Chandigarh, September 18
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh will resign before the CLP meeting on Saturday evening.
He will resign at 4.30 pm. The resignation is only from the post of the CM and not from the Congress Party.
Earlier, hectic political activity was witnessed in the Punjab Congress here hours before AICC-appointed observers Harish Chaudhary and Ajay Maken and Punjab Affairs incharge Harish Rawat arrived here to hold a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party.
The agenda of the CLP meeting called by the party high command is to choose the new CLP leader in place of Amarinder. The MLAs are likely to approve a single-line agenda authorising party president Sonia Gandhi to elect the new leader.
The new leader is likely to be elected today itself. The names doing the rounds are those of Sunil Jakhar and Partap Bajwa with Jakhar being the frontrunner.