New Delhi: Charanjit Singh Channi took oath as the Sixteenth Chief Minister of Punjab on Monday Channi became the first individual from the Dalit community in the state to take charge. The new Congress Chief Minister took the oath in Punjabi.
As per information by sources, Channi will arrive in New Delhi after 12. Rahul Gandhi, who is currently in Shimla for a personal visit is expected to reach New Delhi around the same time. Channi will be accompanied by both deputy Chief Ministers Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and OP Soni, along with PPCC Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu. Channi during his meeting with Rahul will discuss the names of ministers to be included in the Cabinet.
Rahul Gandhi on Mnday attended the oath-taking ceremony of Charanjit Singh Channi, and thereafter Channi took over after former CM Amarinder Singh's resignation on Saturday. Soon after swearing-in as the first Dalit Chief minster of Punjab, Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday held his first Cabinet meeting and discussed various 'pro-poor initiatives' which it plans to implement in a time-bound manner.
In the meeting that was held at 8 pm at the secretariat in Chandigarh, it was determined that the initiatives in the welfare of the poor will be launched from October 2 to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, also known as the Father of the Nation, an official statement from the Chief Minister's Office stated.