Charanjit Singh Channi will take office as Punjab’s 16th chief minister on Monday at 11am. He will take oath in Chandigarh.
Three-time MLA from Chamkaur Sahib constituency, the Dalit leader has improved through the ranks.
Charanjit Singh Channi was born in Punjab’s Bhajauli village near Kurali in 1963. His family was established in Malaysia where his father worked. Later, they returned to India in 1955 and established in Kharar town of SAS Nagar district of Punjab.
Here are the latest developments:
• Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is unlikely to attend the oath-taking ceremony.
• Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat mentioned that there will be two deputy chief ministers in the state. One deputy chief minister will be from the Jat Sikh community and the other will be from the Hindu community.
The gathering at the ceremony will be small consisting of 40 people.
Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi said that it is a matter of 4-6 months and the people will choose its CM again.
Amarinder Singh resigned from the post of Punjab CM following months of infighting between him and Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.
The Congress conducted a legislature party (CLP) meeting to mitigate the infighting the party was facing between the Singh and Sidhu camps. As a result after Amarinder’s resignation, discussions were made on choosing the next CM of Punjab.
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