Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi also congratulated Charanjit Singh Channi and said that we have to continue to fulfill the promises made to the people of Punjab. His faith is paramount. Charanjit Singh Channi will replace Captain Amarinder Singh.
Charanjit Singh Channi : dalit sikh face is going to meet punjab
After the resignation of Captain Amarinder Singh, the face of the next Chief Minister of Punjab has found. The Congress high command has decided to give responsibility to cabinet minister and three-time MLA Charanjit Singh Channi. Ahead of the assembly elections to held in Punjab in February-March next year. The command is being given to the Dalit Sikh face. Channi will take oath as Chief Minister at 11 am today. Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi also congratulated Channi and said that we have to continue to fulfill the promises made to the people of Punjab. His faith is paramount.
Channi meets Governor, will take oath at 11 am
As soon as the name was announced, Charanjit Singh Channi went to the Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh and met the Governor. Channi was accompanied by Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and Punjab Congress in-charge Harish Rawat. After meeting the Governor for about half an hour, Charanjit Singh spoke to the media outside the Raj Bhavan and informed about the swearing-in on Monday morning. He told that he will take oath as the Chief Minister of Punjab at 11 am today.
Union Minister Soni told that she wants Sikh face to become Chief Minister in Punjab
Since the resignation of Captain Amarinder Singh from the post of Chief Minister of Punjab on Saturday, speculations were being made about the name of the new Chief Minister. Many names were revealed by quoting sources, the first of which was the name of Sunil Jakhar, considered close to Rahul Gandhi. After this the Congress high command decided to give the responsibility of Punjab to Ambika Soni, but she refused. Former Union Minister Soni told that she wants the Sikh face to become the Chief Minister in Punjab. So she is not going to become the CM of Punjab.
Channi was a minister in the Amarinder government of Punjab and has become an MLA thrice.
Then by the end of the afternoon, the name of Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa came up and the preparations for the celebration also started. His supporters were also seen distributing sweets. It was said that Randhawa’s name had been sent to the Congress high command and the name would be announced at any moment. Raising the veil of mystery in the evening. When the name of the leader of the legislature party came to the fore. It was none other than Charanjit Singh Channi’s name. Channi was a minister in the Amarinder government of Punjab and has become an MLA thrice.
Capt Amarinder Singh congratulates Charanjit Singh Channi
Former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh resigned from the post on Saturday, alleging humiliation. After this, he had attacked Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu several times. He had even claimed that if the party makes Sidhu its chief ministerial candidate, he would oppose it. However, as soon as Channi became the ‘Captain’ of Punjab, Amarinder Singh also congratulated him. Captain Amarinder Singh tweeted, “My best wishes to Charanjit Singh Channi. I am hopeful that he will be able to keep the border state of Punjab safe and protect our people from the growing security threat from across the border.”