Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi was sworn-in as the 16th chief minister of Punjab on Monday at the Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh. He became the first individual from the Dalit community in Punjab to take charge of the top post.
Earlier in the day, Channi, a three-time MLA from Rupnagar's Chamkaur Sahib, offered prayers at a gurdwara in Rupnagar.
On Saturday, the Congress leadership announced Charanjit Channi’s name as the chief minister following day-long consultations within the top leadership. In the previously led Amarinder Singh cabinet, Channi had served as the minister of technical education.
Singh had resigned from the CM’s post on Saturday after months-long power-sharing tussle with Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu. Punjab is one of the last three remaining Congress-ruled states in the country. While putting in his papers, Singh said he felt humiliated - a reference towards the doubts raised by the Congress’ central leadership over his capabilities to run Punjab.
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Sep 20, 2021 01:38 PM IST
Capt Amarinder did good work for Punjab, will take it forward, says CM Channi
Chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi also said on Monday that his predecessor Captain Amarinder Singh did work for Punjab, adding he will take it forward.
Sep 20, 2021 01:20 PM IST
Sand mafia will be finished, says Punjab CM
Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi said on Monday that sand mafia in the state will be finished, adding, a decision regarding this issue will be taken up in the cabinet today.
Sep 20, 2021 01:16 PM IST
Punjab CM Channi says aam aadmi's rule established, urges Centre to repeal farm laws
After being sworn in as the 16th chief minister of Punjab, Charanjit Singh Channi said on Mondat that aam aadmi's rule has been established the state and urged the Union government to take back the three new farm laws.
Sep 20, 2021 12:30 PM IST
‘Congratulate Charanjit Singh on becoming Punjab CM, but…’: BSP chief Mayawati
I have also come to know through media that the next Punjab assembly elections will be fought under the leadership of a non-Dalit. This means that Congress still does not fully trust the Dalits. Congress is also scared of the SAD-BSP alliance in Punjab: BSP chief Mayawati pic.twitter.com/uDWLwGaAzY
Bahujan Samajwadi Party president Mayawati on Monday congratulated Congress leader Charanjit Singh on becoming the 16th chief minister of Punjab but said it would have been better if he was given the charge of the top post earlier. "Channi's appointment as CM a few months ahead of Punjab assembly elections appears to be a poll gimmick, Mayawati told news agency ANI.
Sep 20, 2021 12:13 PM IST
PM Modi congratulates new Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi
Congratulations to Shri Charanjit Singh Channi Ji on being sworn-in as Punjab’s Chief Minister. Will continue to work with the Punjab government for the betterment of the people of Punjab.
“Congratulations to Shri Charanjit Singh Channi Ji on being sworn-in as Punjab’s Chief Minister. Will continue to work with the Punjab government for the betterment of the people of Punjab,” PM Modi tweeted.
Sep 20, 2021 11:41 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi reaches Raj Bhavan after Channi takes oath as Punjab CM
Punjab Congress in-charge Harish Rawat and state unit president Navjot Singh Sidhu were present at the oath taking ceremony. However, former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh skipped the ceremony.
Sep 20, 2021 11:29 AM IST
Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Brahm Mohindra sworn in as deputy CMs of Punjab
Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Brahm Mohindra were sworn in as the deputy chief ministers of Punjab on Monday. Earlier, Brahm Mohindra was tipped to be one of the two deputy chief ministers, but his name was dropped at the eleventh hour.
Sep 20, 2021 11:22 AM IST
Charanjit Singh Channi takes oath as 16th CM of Punjab
Charanjit Singh Channi was sworn-in as the 16th chief minister of Punjab on Monday. Channi became the first individual from the Dalit community in Punjab to take charge of the top post. The 58-year-old leader was administered the oath of office and secrecy by governor Banwarilal Purohit at a simple ceremony in the Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh. He took the oath in Punjabi.
Sep 20, 2021 10:53 AM IST
Charanjeet Singh Channi arrives at Raj Bhawan, minutes before swearing-in ceremony
Channi has arrived at the Punjab Raj Bhawan. In minutes from now, he will be sworn in as the state's 16th chief minister.
Sep 20, 2021 10:41 AM IST
Brahm Mohindra, Sukhjinder Randhawa to be Punjab deputy CMs
Punjab Congress leaders Brahm Mohindra and Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa will be the two deputies to Charanjit Singh Channi, who takes oath as the first Dalit chief minister of the state in the presence of party leader Rahul Gandhi in Chandigarh on Monday. Read more
Sep 20, 2021 10:37 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi liklely to attend Channi's oath taking cermony
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is likely to attend Charanjit Singh Channi's oath taking ceremony as the 16th CM of Punjab.
Sep 20, 2021 10:32 AM IST
Shortly: Charanjit Singh Channi to take oath as 16th CM of Punjab
Moments from now, Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi will take oath as the 16th chief minister of Punjab at 11am today in Chandigarh, just a few months before the high-stakes assembly elections in the state.
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