Charanjit Singh Channi takes oath as 16th Chief Minister of Punjab
Three-time Congress MLA from Chamkaur Sahib, Charanjit Singh Channi, was on Monday sworn-in as the sixteenth Chief Minister of Punjab. The 58-year-old was chosen for the top post by state party legislators after 79-year-old Captain Amarinder Singh stepped down as Chief Minister. Channi has become the first Punjab Chief Minister from the Dalit Sikh community.
Congress leaders Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Brahm Mohindra will be two Deputies to Punjab's Chief Minister-designate Charanjit Singh Channi, said AICC Treasurer Pawan Kumar Bansal on Sunday. Taking to Twitter, Bansal also congratulated Charanjit Singh Channi for his elevation as the Punjab Chief Minister. Channi is slated to take oath as Punjab's 16th Chief Minister at 11 am today.