Veteran Punjab Congress leader and three-time former MLA Sunil Jakhar formally took over as president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) on Wednesday.
Jakhar promised to ensure fulfilment of all party promises to the people in a healthy political environment.
Besides Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, several of his cabinet colleagues and senior All India Congress Committee (AICC) and Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) leaders attended the ceremony at the Punjab Congress Bhawan in Chandigarh.
AICC leaders Harish Chaudhary, Asha Kumari and Ambika Soni were joined by state ministers and party leaders Manpreet Badal, Navjot Sidhu, Raja Warring, Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and Lal Singh, among others, to congratulate Jakhar on his new innings.
Congratulating Jakhar on the occasion, the chief minister said he was the best person to strengthen the party and help the government fulfil all promises to the people of Punjab.
Describing Sunil as an honest person and speaking about his close association with the family, Amarinder assured the new PPCC chief of full support of the government in the implementation of all party promises. All party workers found delivering on the promises would be suitably rewarded, he added.