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Punjab Politics: Charanjit Singh Channi to Take Oath As CM Today

The swearing-in ceremony of Channi is going to be held in Chandigarh. This is the first time Punjab is going to have a Dalit CM. Channi is a three-time Member of the Legislative Assembly(MLA) from the Chamkaur Sahib constituency.

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Amid the political crisis and constant speculations of a new Chief Minister of poll-bound Punjab, Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi is going to take oath as 16th CM of the State, on Monday, at 11 AM. 

The swearing-in ceremony of Channi is going to be held in Chandigarh. This is the first time Punjab is going to have a Dalit CM. Channi is a three-time Member of the Legislative Assembly(MLA) from the Chamkaur Sahib constituency. 

According to News Agency ANI, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is unlikely to attend the ceremony. Also, the oath-taking ceremony will be small, consisting of 40 people, according to Congress leaders. 

Meanwhile, Punjab will have two deputy CMs, one will be from the Jat Sikh community and the other from the Hindu community, Harish Rawat, Congress Party, Punjab in-charge told a leading news agency. 

He also tweeted, "It gives me immense pleasure to announce that Sh. Charanjit Singh Channi has been unanimously elected as the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party of Punjab."

Meanwhile, Captain Amarinder Singh resigned as Punjab Chief Minister on Saturday, citing a political disagreement with newly elected Congress Punjab Unit Head Navjot Singh Sidhu

The resignation comes less than five months before the Punjab Assembly elections, and less than an hour before a meeting of the Congress party's parliamentary party (CLP).

Raninder Singh, the son of Captain Amrinder Singh, took to Twitter and wrote, "My father submitted his resignation to HE the Governor Sahib of Punjab."

Amarinder Singh, 79, told reporters outside the front entrance of the Raj Bhavan. This morning, I called Congress President (Sonia Gandhi) and informed her that I am quitting. The problem is that this is the third time MLAs have been summoned to a meeting, and my leadership is being called into question, he explained.

(With agency inputs)


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