New Delhi: Punjab Congress chief Pratap Singh Bajwa and state CLP leader Sunil Jakhar resigned today, amid suggestions that former chief minister Amarinder Singh may become the new state unit chief.

Assembly polls in Punjab are scheduled in 2017 and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has held a series of consultations in the past few months on how best to tone up the organisation in the state where its prospects appeared to be bright.

AICC General Secretary Shakeel Ahmed said that Bajwa and Jakhar have tendered their resignation to party chief Sonia Gandhi and she has accepted the resignations.

Ahmed, who is in-charge of party affairs, in Punjab did not specify when the reconstitution of the PCC will take place, but the talk in party circles was that it could happen in a couple of days.

Reports had it that Amarinder Singh, a former CM, looked set to become the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief.

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