Addressing media after assembly Governor Banwarilal Purohit, the Chief Minister-designate of Punjab stated, “We have presented our stance, unanimously supported by party MLAs, before the Governor. Oath taking ceremony will take place at 11 am tomorrow.”
Taking to Twitter, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi congratulated Channi for the brand new accountability.
“Congratulations to Shri Charanjit Singh Channi Ji for the new responsibility. We must continue to fulfill the promises made to the people of Punjab. Their trust is of paramount importance,” Gandhi tweeted.
Earlier immediately, Congress’ accountable for Punjab Harish Rawat stated Channi has been unanimously elected because the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party and is about to take over as subsequent chief minister.
“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,” tweeted Rawat.
Channi, a Dalit chief, was Technical Education Minister within the outgoing Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s cupboard.
After the get together introduced his identify as Punjab CLP chief, the Chief Minister-designate Channi, whereas leaving from JW Marriott Hotel in Chandigarh for Governor’s House, stated, “I will speak after leaving from Governor’s house.”
Meanwhile, Channi’s household additionally reached the Governor’s House, Chandigarh.
According to the official web site of the Punjab Government, Channi remained Municipal Councilor for 3 phrases and moved on to turn into the President of Municipal Council Kharar for a two-term.
He was elected to the Punjab Vidhan Sabha from Chamkaur Sahib Consistency for the primary time in 2007. He was elected to the meeting seat once more in 2012 after which in 2017.
In 2015, Channi was elected as Leader of the Opposition within the 14th Punjab Vidhan Sabha. In 2017, he was appointed because the Cabinet Minister for Technical Education and Industrial Training, Employment Generation and in addition Science and Technology within the authorities of Punjab.
Channi will succeed Captain Amarinder Singh, who resigned because the chief minister of Punjab on Saturday following months of infighting between him and Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.
These growth got here months earlier than the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections.