Monday, October 18, 2021

Charanjit Singh Channi sworn in as new CM of Punjab

The new Chief Minister of Punjab Charanjit Singh Channi was sworn in on Monday at Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh.

 

He became the first Dalit Chief Minister of the state. Governor Banwarilal Purohit administered him oath of office and secrecy. Along with him, two senior MLAs Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and O. P. Soni also took the oath as Cabinet Ministers. At the last minute, the name of Brahm Mohindra was replaced by O. P. Soni. There were reports that senior Congress leader Brahm Mohindra refused to accept the post of Deputy Chief Minister.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, State Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu, Assembly Speaker Rana K. P. Singh, Rajya Sabha Member Ambika Soni were also present on this occasion. Former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh did not attend the ceremony.

Channi replaced the Captain Amarinder Singh, who had resigned from the post of Chief Minister on Saturday after being allegedly humiliated by the party.

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