Chandigarh/IBNS: Congress' Dalit leader Charanjit Singh Channi Monday took oath as the new Punjab Chief Minister.
Channi replaced Captain Amarinder Singh who resigned as the Chief Minister last Saturday.
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 the Captain government on March 16, 2017 at the age of 47.
He was named the CM of the state,a day after Captain Amarinder Singh resigned from the post.