The meeting took place a day after former Punjabi chief minister Amarinder Singh announced he would launch his own political party.
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi met with former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday and the two leaders reportedly discussed the political situation in the state and the party’s prospects in the country’s parliamentary elections. next year.
Mr. Channi is also learned to have informed Gandhi of the pro-popular measures taken by his government since he assumed the office of the chief minister.
The meeting came a day after former Punjabi chief minister Amarinder Singh announced he would launch his own political party once the election commission approved it.
Sources said the two leaders discussed the fallout from Captain Amarinder’s launch of his own party and the potential impact it would have on the voting prospects of Congress.
Mr Channi also reportedly briefed Mr Gandhi on steps taken to ensure justice in a case involving the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs, the sources said.
The two leaders also discussed the issue of extending the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force (BSF) to 50 km inside the international border, on which the Punjab Assembly will hold an extraordinary session.