On Monday, Congress tweeted a video from its official handle projecting Channi as the next CM.
The local bodies minister said the Congress Party had set the tradition of declaring its chief ministerial candidate ahead of the elections in 2012 and 2017.
Prem Singh Bhangu said the Sanyukt Samaj Morcha (SSM) has announced 57 candidates so far and the rest will be announced in the next two or three days.
Earlier, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said ED raids had become the BJP's favourite weapon as it had things to hide.
He said the AAP "government" will implement a 'pro-Punjab Financial Model' to make the state prosperous and deliver corruption-free rule.
Kejriwal made the comment as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided the premises linked to the Channi's nephew and others as part of a money laundering probe against "sand mafia".
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader also called Mann as a "dummy face", alleging that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal would be the "real face" of the AAP in the state.
General J J Singh is the second Army chief after Gen V K Singh who has joined the BJP.
Punjab Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) S Karuna Raju said the EC has appointed Girish Dayalan as DC-cum-DEO of Ferozepur, while Vineet Kumar will hold the post in Bathinda.
Premises linked to Bhupinder Singh alias Honey, a relative of Channi, were covered under the ED raids as part of a money laundering probe against the "sand mafia" and companies.
The Punjab president of Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party made the observation at a press meet Tuesday, soon after his party declared him its CM face for next month's assembly polls.
AAP is the only outfit among major parties contesting the polls which has announced its chief ministerial face.
The BJP unveiled its campaign song for Uttar Pradesh based on the popular Sri Lankan number 'Manike Mage Hithe' rendered by Yohani De'Silva.
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday said everyone had the right to contest elections in a democracy.
A BJP leader said that the alliance will contest the elections in Punjab very strongly and if needed, it may give some of its seats to the allies.