Charanjit Singh Channi to be new Chief Minister of Punjab

Charanjit Singh Channi has been declared as the new Chief Minister of Punjab, a day after Captain Amarinder Singh’s resignation.

Congress MLA Charanjit Singh Channi will take the oath as the new Chief Minister of Punjab on Monday at 11 am.

Punjab Congress in charge Harish Rawat announced in a tweet- “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.”

Charanjit Singh Channi will succeed Captain Amarinder Singh, who resigned as the chief minister of Punjab on Saturday after a long tussle between him and Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Earlier today, senior Congress leader Ambika Soni was asked to succeed Amarinder Singh as Punjab chief minister, but she made it clear at the meeting that not having a Sikh as the Chief Minister has ramifications.