Charanjit Singh Channi Oath: Punjab’s first Dalit Sikh Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi took charge with two deputies- Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Om Prakash Soni.
Charanjit Singh Channi was sworn in as Punjab’s new Chief Minister today after Amarinder Singh’s dramatic weekend resignation just four months before an election in the state. Punjab’s first Dalit Sikh Chief Minister took charge with two deputies, both carefully chosen to tie up the Congress’s poll math- Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Om Prakash Soni.
Rahul Gandhi attended the oath ceremony — earlier reports has said he would not — making an exception in the tumultuous circumstances of the Punjab switch. The Congress leader has faced heavy criticism over his handling of the party’s Congress crisis, raging for the past six months because of the ceaseless feud between Amarinder Singh and Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.
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