File image of Punjab CM-designate Charanjit Singh Channi
Punjab CM Oath Ceremony LIVE Updates | The Congress on September 18 announced its decision to appoint Charanjit Singh Channi as the next Chief Minister of Punjab. Channi is the first Dailt to hold the post in the state. He was picked as CM a day after Capt. Amarinder Singh resigned following a bitter power tussle in the party. Channi, who met Governor Banwarilal Purohit to stake his claim to the top job in the poll-bound state soon after being elected as the leader of the Congress Legislature Party, will be sworn in today. He would be assuming the charge of chief minister barely four months before the Punjab Assembly elections.
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11.18 am | Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is likely to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Charanjit Singh Channi as chief minister, party sources told PTI. Channi, who is set to take oath at 11 am, paid obeisance at a gurdwara in Chamkaur Sahib in Rupnagar district on Monday morning.
11.14 am | As per reports, two deputy chief ministers may also take the oath to balance caste equations after the appointment of a CM from the state’s Ravidassia Dalit community. The party settled on Channi, the technical education minister in the outgoing Amarinder Singh cabinet, after a flurry of consultations through the day, following the abrupt cancellation of an 11 am meeting of the CLP.Internet Explorer Channel Network