Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], September 20 (ANI): Charanjit Singh Channi was sworn in as Chief Minister of Punjab on Monday. Governor Banwarilal Purihot also administered the oath of workplace to Congress leaders Sukhjinder S Randhawa and OP Soni as ministers in the state cupboard.
The swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh was attended by Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, Punjab Congress in Charge Harish Rawat and Punjab Pradesh Congress Commitee (PPCC) Navjot Singh Sidhu.
On Sunday, Channi was unanimously elected as the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party of Punjab and is ready to take over as subsequent Chief Minister following Captain Amarinder Singh’s resignation.
Channi a three-time MLA from Rupnagar’s Chamkaur Sahib – is Punjab’s first Dalit Chief Minister. He has served as Technical Education Minister in the Captain Amarinder Singh authorities.
According to the official web site of the Punjab Government, Channi remained Municipal Councilor for 3 phrases and moved on to turn into the President of Municipal Council Kharar for a two-term.
He was elected to the Punjab Vidhan Sabha from Chamkaur Sahib Consistency for the primary time in 2007. He was elected to the meeting seat once more in 2012 after which in 2017. In 2015, Channi was elected as Leader of the Opposition in the 14th Punjab Vidhan Sabha.
In 2017, he was appointed as the Cabinet Minister for Technical Education and Industrial Training, Employment Generation and also Science and Technology in the federal government of Punjab.
On Sunday, after a number of rounds of parleys, Channi was chosen for the put up by the occasion excessive command, following Captain Amarinder Singh’s resignation.
Amarinder Singh on Saturday submitted his resignation to state Governor Banwarilal Purohit, following months of infighting between him and Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.
These growth got here months earlier than the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections. (ANI)