Charanjit Singh Channi to take oath as Punjab CM at 11 am on Monday
Chandigarh/IBNS: Chief minister-elect Charanjit Singh Channi will take oath as the chief minister of Punjab at 11 am on Monday.
“We have presented our stance, unanimously supported by party MLAs, before the Governor. Oath taking ceremony to take place at 11 am tomorrow," Channi said.
“It gives me immense pleasure to announce that Sh. #CharanjitSinghChanni has been unanimously elected as the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party of Punjab (sic)," AICC general secretary Harish Rawat said in a tweet.
It gives me immense pleasure to announce that Sh. #CharanjitSinghChanni has been unanimously elected as the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party of Punjab.@INCIndia @RahulGandhi @INCPunjab pic.twitter.com/iboTOvavPd— Harish Rawat (@harishrawatcmuk) September 19, 2021
Following the announcement of his election, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi congratulated him. “We must continue to fulfill the promises made to the people of Punjab. Their trust is of paramount importance," he wrote on Twitter.
Congratulations to Shri Charanjit Singh Channi Ji for the new responsibility.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 19, 2021
We must continue to fulfill the promises made to the people of Punjab. Their trust is of paramount importance.
Channi was Technical Educational and Industrial Training Minister in the Captain government.
He was the Leader of Opposition in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha from 2015 to 2016.
He belongs to the Ramdasia Sikh community and was appointed as cabinet minister in Captain government on March 16, 2017 at the age of 47.
Outgoing Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh gave his best wishes to Charanjit Singh Channi.
"My best wishes to Charanjit Singh Channi. I hope he's able to keep the border state of Punjab safe and protect our people from the growing security threat from across the border," Singh said in a message posted on Twitter by his media advisor Raveen Thukral.