Congress uses Sonu Sood’s video to declare Charanjit Singh Channi as party’s CM face in Punjab polls


The Congress on Monday shared a video clip of actor Sonu Sood to project Charanjit Singh Channi as its chief ministerial candidate in the next month’s assembly polls.

In the video shared by the Congress, Sonu could heard saying, “Asli chief minister, asli raaja woh hai jisko zabardasti kursi pe leke aaya jaaye. Usko struggle nahi karna pade, usko batana nahi pade ki main chief minister ka candidate hoon. Main deserve karta hoon. woh aisa hona chahiye ke wo backbencher ho aur use uthake laye aur kahe ki tu deserve karta hai. (A real chief minister, true king is someone who is forcibly brought to the chair. That person doesn’t have to stake his claim for the chief minister’s candidate. He shouldn’t say ‘I deserve chief minister’s post’. He should be a backbencher is brought to occupy the chair since he deserves the post).”

Sharing Sonu’s video, the Congress projected Channi as the party’s future chief minister. The Congress tweeted, “Punjab has said it, now is the time to strengthen every hand by supporting the Congress.”

Sonu’s sister Malvika Sood has been declared as the Congress candidate from Moga in Punjab. The state goes to polls in a single phase on 14 February. The counting of the votes is scheduled to be held on 10 March