Congress leader Channi was sworn in as the 16th chief minister of Punjab, making him the first Dalit to hold the top post in the state.
Congress Sunday picked Channi as next chief minister of Punjab after the resignation of Amarinder Singh. State Governor Purohit administered the oath at the Raj Bhawan, Chandigarh.
Ahead of 2022 polls, Congress picks Dalit leader Charanjit Singh Channi as the new Punjab CM. ThePrint takes a look at the past Dalit CMs of India.
State’s farmers are angry with the JJP, a breakaway faction of the INLD, for continuing the alliance with the ruling BJP, despite their protests over the farm laws.
In a tweet Monday, Jhakhar lashed out at Rawat over latter's statement that assembly elections will be fought under Navjot Singh Sidhu, said it is 'likely to undermine CM’s authority'.
Although it won just 4 seats in the 55-ward Kalburgi Municipal Corporation polls, JD(S) is eyeing the mayor's post. This is in line with the party’s long history of gaining.
Congress Sunday appointed Charanjit Singh Channi as the new Punjab CM but it wasn't a unanimous decision and left several unhappy faces within the party.
The new formation will be called the United Democratic Alliance & its nomenclature was approved by legislators of PDA, BJP and the erstwhile opposition party, Naga People's Front.
Punjab has the largest share of Dalit population of any state in the country. And Charanjit Singh Channi is the first CM of the state from the community.
The PDP chief Sunday said that questions surrounding an alliance are premature but ruled out any alliance with BJP. The situation in Jammu and Kashmir is far from normal, she added.