Express News Service
CHANDIGARH: Terming that he’s an aam aadmi (widespread man) and this authorities is of the folks of Punjab, newly-appointed Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi mentioned that his authorities of the poor, for the poor, and with the poor.
Channi was sworn as CM on Monday together with Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Om Prakash Soni as his deputies.
After taking up as the Chief Minister, Channi, who was flanked by Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu and AICC Punjab affairs in-charge Harish Rawat, mentioned he’ll change into the voice of the widespread folks of Punjab and all the time stay accessible to the folks. “I’m the aam aadmi, sitting right here whereas different events maintain speaking about aam aadmi. This is the sarkar of aam aadmi (this authorities is of the widespread man). It has to take many choices for the folks of the state,” he added.
Thanking Congress management for selecting an aam aadmi (widespread man) for the highest put up Channi mentioned, “My father used to repair tents at others’ homes and I drove a rickshaw.” He additionally described Rahul Gandhi as a ‘revolutionary chief.’
He additionally promised to place an instantaneous finish to the sand mafia raj and introduced waiving off home water and sewerage payments, in addition to lowering the ability tariff of the poor in rural and concrete areas. “All excellent electrical energy payments of the poor might be waived and their electrical energy connections might be restored,” he mentioned.
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Channi mentioned, “I’m a consultant of the widespread man, the farmer, and anybody who’s oppressed. I’m not a consultant of the wealthy. Those who’re into sand-mining and different unlawful actions, they need to not come to me. I’m not your consultant.”
He mentioned the poor and the needy wouldn’t be harassed at any authorities workplace, be it police station or tehsil workplace. Channi additionally claimed that this authorities would finish corruption and might be a clear authorities, he mentioned, “both corrupt officers would keep or I might keep.” “We will guarantee a clear authorities.”
Channi additional mentioned that Congress’ ideology is to take everybody alongside as the celebration excessive command has given an 18-point programme and his authorities is dedicated to it. “The celebration is supreme, not the CM or the cupboard. The authorities will work as per the celebration’s ideology,” he mentioned. “The guarantees made might be fulfilled,” he added.
Urging the Union authorities to repeal the three farm legal guidelines, he mentioned his celebration stands firmly behind farmers agitating towards these ‘black’ legal guidelines. “Together, we’ve got to make Punjab affluent. Punjab is primarily an agrarian state. This authorities is a pro-farmer authorities, that is Congress authorities,” he mentioned.
Thanking his predecessor Capt Amarinder Singh in his thanksgiving be aware, Channi mentioned Channi mentioned he (Amarinder) did good work as CM. “I’ll full all of Captain’s (Amarinder Singh’s) unfinished work.” “He can also be identified as the protector of water rights. He is our celebration chief,” he mentioned.
Channi is the primary Dalit CM of Punjab. Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit administered the oath to Channi, Randhawa, and Soni at a ceremony held on the Raj Bhawan right here.