MLA Charanjit Singh Channi (congress party) is slated to take oath as Punjab’s 16th Chief Minister on Monday. The swearing-in ceremony is held in Chandigarh.

Channi was unanimously elected as the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party of Punjab and is set to take over as next Chief Minister following Captain Amarinder Singh’s resignation.

Captain Amrinder Singh former CM of Punjab on Saturday submitted his resignation to state Governor Banwarilal Purohit, following months of infighting between him and Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Channi was finally picked by the Congress as the next chief minister of Punjab, And Navjot Singh Sidhu, recently appointed as the party’s state unit president, could still be projected as the CM candidate as the elections near.

But Channi’s appointment will allow the party to play the Dalit card in the elections. An estimated 30 percent of the state’s population, counting both Sikhs and Hindus, is from that community.

Its biggest concentration is in the Doaba region.

source: Punjabi news

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