Punjab CM meets top Cong leaders in Delhi to discuss cabinet formation
Channi, who arrived in the national capital in the evening, earlier discussed the list of names for inclusion in his cabinet with All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary in-charge of Punjab affairs Harish Rawat.
Thereafter, the two leaders are learnt to have met and discussed the same with Gandhi.
Channi is likely to replace a few ministers who are said to be loyal to former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh. There are also two vacancies that have to be filled in place of Amarinder Singh and state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Sidhu's post has not been filled since he resigned from the Punjab cabinet in 2019.
The cabinet is likely to see some fresh faces, the sources said.
There is a speculation that Amarinder Singh's staunch loyalists -- Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, who was the sports minister, and Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, who was the social justice empowerment minister -- may be dropped from the cabinet.
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