Rajasthan minister Harish Chaudhary is likely to replace Harish Rawat as the Punjab Congress party’s affairs incharge.
Harish Chaudhary has played a key role as the point person between Rahul Gandhi and Punjab Congress leaders during recent developments in the state.
By Sunday, Rawat is expected to be in Chandigarh to give a practical shape to the working arrangement finalised between Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Harish Chaudhary has played a vital role in the elevation of Charanjit Channi as the Chief Miniter, after Captain Amarinder Singh was evicted. During the 2017 Assembly polls Chaudhary was a former AICC secretary Chaudhary has also been in the forefront of brokering peace between Channi and Sidhu over the last few days.
A trusted lieutenant of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Harish Chaudhary is expected to play a critical role in coordination between the Chief Minister and the PCC president in the run-up to the Assembly polls.