Channi a three-time MLA from Rupnagar’s Chamkaur Sahib – is the primary Dalit to carry this put up within the state.
Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and OP Soni had been additionally sworn in. They are going to be designated as deputy chief ministers.
Channi was unanimously elected because the Chief of the Congress Legislature Social gathering of Punjab and is ready to take over as subsequent Chief Minister following Captain Amarinder Singh‘s resignation.
Singh 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.
These improvement got here months earlier than the 2022 Punjab Meeting elections.
Channi was Technical Training Minister within the outgoing Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s cupboard.