Highlights:

  • Punjab’s new chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi titles him as an “aam aadmi”
  • Chief Minister expressed that the Congress party has made a common man the CM
  • He appreciated his predecessor Captain Amarinder Singh saying that he did a lot of good work for the people of Punjab

Punjab’s new chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi, after being administered the oath of office, got down to his work on Monday. In his first address, he titled him as an ‘aam aadmi’ and remarked on three central farm laws ensuring that the government is with the farmers in their struggle against the legislation.

At the press conference, the Chief Minister expressed that the Congress party has made a common man the CM. Most probably referring to the Aam Aadmi Party, he remarked, “I represent the poor. Aam admi’s rule has been established.” He further mentioned, “The party is supreme, not the CM or the cabinet. The government will work as per the party’s ideology.”

Channi assured, “All outstanding electricity bills of the poor will be waived and their electricity connection will be restored. An 18-point agenda will be implemented one by one.” He also appreciated his predecessor Captain Amarinder Singh saying that he did a lot of good work for the people of Punjab and that they will take forward his work. Senior party leader Harish Rawat and Punjab unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu were also present at the venue.

Charanjit Singh Channi was sworn in as the chief minister of the northern state along with Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and OP Soni as his deputies by Governor Banwarilal Purohit at a ceremony organized at the Raj Bhavan. Channi took oath in Punjabi. Rahul Gandhi and Navjot Singh Sidhu took part in the ceremony. However, former chief minister Amarinder Singh who resigned two days ago did not attend the event.

With less than six months left for the upcoming assembly polls in the state, Channi has been appointed as the chief minister of the state. Experts opined that his appointment will enable the party to play the Dalit card in the upcoming election. Dalit constitutes nearly 30 percent of the state’s population, as per reports.

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