Highlights

  • In video by Sonu Sood, Cong's endorsement of Channi as CM face
  • "Real chief minister": No Sidhu in Sood's video which has Channi's clips
  • Cong endorsement comes amid overt claims by Sidhu to CM chair

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Amid ongoing infighting and power tussle in its Punjab unit, the Congress has made it apparent that Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi is the face of its campaign in the state.

The Congress has tweeted a video in which actor Sonu Sood says the "real chief minister is the one who does not have to tell he is the chief ministerial candidate".

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The actor's video is followed by several clips of Channi taking part in various events and election rallies.

“The real chief minister, the real king is the one who has to forcibly brought to the chair and who does not have to struggle for it and does not have to state that I am CM candidate, I deserve it. He should be such a backbencher, who is brought from behind and told that you deserve it. Such a chief minister can bring change in the country," Sood says in the video.

Sonu Sood’s sister Malvika Sood, recently joined the Congress, is party's candidate from Moga.

The video is seen as a clear endorsement of Channi by Congress as the chief ministerial candidate of Punjab amid overt claims to the chair by its Punjab unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Interestingly, Sidhu is not seen in the 36-seconds-long clip.

Channi was made the CM after ouster of Captain Amarinder Singh amid a long-drawn power tussle with Sidhu.

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