Charanjit Singh Chhani Takes Oath As Punjab’s New CM

Charanjit Singh Channi

Charanjit Singh Channi, the 58-year old leader, is the first person from the Dalit community to take oath as Punjab’s CM. He is Punjab’s 16th Chief Minister.

Charanjit Singh Channi

Charanjit Singh Channi

Oath-taking at Raj Bhawan

In the presence of the Governor of Punjab, Banwarilal Purohit, he was administered to take the oath in Punjabi at Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh.

As the Hindustan Times report says, Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu and Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat were present during the oath-taking ceremony.

They congratulated him for taking on this new responsibility. However, the former Chief Minister, Captain Amrinder Singh, skipped this event.

In the previous cabinet of Captain Amrinder Singh, Channi was a Technical Education Minister. Punjab Congress leaders Brahm Mohindra and Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa will be the two deputies to Charanjit Singh Channi.

Captain Amrinder Singh feels humiliated

After Navjot Singh Sidhu became the Punjab President, there were several months of a tussle between Sidhu and Captain for the power-sharing, which finally led to the Captain’s resignation.

While handing the resignation, Captain said he felt really humiliated as the party high command doubted his capabilities to run the state in the future after the call of a sudden meeting of the MLAs.

On the swearing day ceremony, a statement was made by Harish Rawat saying that the next elections will be fought under Sidhu. Sunil Jakhar tweeted, saying that this statement undermines the authority of the Chief Minister and refutes the selection of Channi for this position.

Several leaders, including PM Narendra Modi, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, wished him on the post of Punjab’s Chief Minister.

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