Congress’s decision on new CM of Punjab likely by afternoon

The new Punjab Chief Minister will be announced later this afternoon as the Congress has called a meeting of its MLAs for the second time in as many days. Over 50 MLAs on Saturday has written to party president Sonia Gandhi to pick a new Chief Minister for the state following Captain Amarinder Singh’s resignation months before the state polls.

The probable names doing the rounds to be the successor of Amarinder Singh are – former Punjab Congress chiefs Sunil Jakhar and Pratap Singh Bajwa, and Beant Singh’s grandson Ravneet Singh Bittu.