Chandigarh, Punjab New CM Oath: The new Chief Minister of Punjab, Charanjit Singh Channi, before being sworn in as the Chief Minister, paid obeisance at Shri Chamkaur Sahib.He also had family with him.He will take oath today at 11 am.It is also being discussed that two Deputy Chief Ministers can also take the oath with him.However, it has not been officially confirmed from anywhere yet.
Today, before taking oath as the new Chief Minister of Punjab, Charanjit Channi left for Gurdwara Katalgarh Sahib Chamkaur Sahib from his Kharar residence.He bowed his head at Gurdwara Sahib with his family.The interesting thing is that he reached Chamkaur Sahib Channi by driving his own car.He is an MLA from the historical land Chamkaur Sahib.
It is believed that only when the new cabinet is formed, the oath of the post of Deputy Chief Minister will also be administered.The Punjab cabinet has dissolved after Captain Amarinder Singh resigned from the post of Chief Minister.Now Punjab cabinet will be formed afresh.Channi will be the first Dalit (Ramdasia Sikh) of Punjab and the 17th Chief Minister of Punjab.
According to the information, former local bodies minister and senior Congress leader Brahm Mohindra is in the forefront of the deputy CM race.Mohindra himself also wants to become Deputy CM.Since Mohindra's claim as a Hindu leader increases after the Jatt Sikh Navjot Singh Sidhu is in command of the state and the Dalit is seated in the chief minister's chair.Because the party has to give representation to Hindus also.
At the same time, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, who is in the race to become the Chief Minister till late Sunday evening, has now joined the race for Deputy CM.On Saturday, Randhawa was not ready to become the deputy CM when Sunil Jakhar's name came up for the chief minister's post.Because, he was considering himself a strong contender for the post of Chief Minister, but after not becoming the Chief Minister, now he is trying to become the Deputy Chief Minister.However, Randhawa is saying that he does not aspire for any post.
At the same time, it is believed that after Channi becomes the Chief Minister, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot's leaf can be cut from the cabinet.Because he is accused of scam in the fund of post-matric scholarship.Since former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had earlier stood with Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, he was not removed from the cabinet.In such a situation, after becoming the Dalit Chief Minister, now the biggest challenge before the Congress will be to get justice for the Dalit class.The opposition has been surrounding Congress over the post-matric scholarship scam.
At the same time, the way Charanjit Singh Channi, after presenting his claim in the Raj Bhavan, first met Manpreet Badal's house and took him with him to his house (both have different houses), it is clear that Manpreet is in the cabinet. The stature will remain big.
Jakhar turned down the offer of deputy chief minister's post
After the decision of the Chief Minister's post was decided, the senior Congress leader proposed to Sunil Jakhar to become the Deputy Chief Minister in the new cabinet.Which Jakhar rejected outright.Sunil Jakhar was leading the race for Chief Minister since Saturday evening but Jakhar's leaf was cut after Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa's protest and Ambika Soni said that Sikh should be the face in Punjab.
According to the information, before the announcement of the name of the Chief Minister, Congress state in-charge Harish Rawat proposed to Jakhar to become the Deputy Chief Minister.Sunil Jakhar did not approve of this.So he rejected the offer outright.Party sources say that after Jakhar's refusal, there was panic among senior party leaders.Because, the party had specifically called back Jakhar from Bangalore and he was a strong contender for the chief minister's post.
In the feedback taken by party MLAs by party in-charge Harish Rawat and supervisors Harish Chaudhary and Ajay Maken, the maximum number of MLAs had agreed to Jakhar's name.Sources reveal that after Harish Rawat, Jakhar was also called from the party high command and he was asked to come to the Punjab cabinet but he did not agree even then.
Ambika and Harish Chaudhary played important roles
Ambika Soni and Harish Chaudhary played an important role in taking Charanjit Singh Channi to the Chief Minister's chair.According to the information, Rahul Gandhi had made up his mind to make Sunil Jakhar the new Chief Minister, but Ambika Soni, the closest of Gandhi's family, held a meeting with Rahul Gandhi and asked him to make a Sikh face the Chief Minister in Punjab.At the same time, Harish Rawat, who played an important role in making Charanjit Singh Channi the CLP leader while being the co-in-charge of Punjab, played an important role in making Channi the Chief Minister.
Channi's name was discussed for Deputy CM, he himself was unaware of his name for CM
Actually, Channi's name was in discussion for Deputy CM.The decision to make him CM was so unexpected that even Channi himself was unaware of it.After the formal announcement of his name, he said, 'I had tried to perform service sincerely in organizing the 550th Prakashotsav of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, but the result of that service would be so big, I had never imagined this. .All this is the grace of Baba Nanak.'
At the same time, Punjab affairs in-charge Harish Rawat told the media, 'Our mutual feeling is that there should be two deputy CMs.Soon we will take a decision on this along with the names of the Council of Ministers.Some names have been discussed.This is the prerogative of the CM.The decision to choose the new Chief Minister of Punjab was taken yesterday (Saturday).We were just waiting to meet the governor.The party was unanimous in the name of Charanjit Singh Channi.We will try that Amarinder Singh is present at the time of swearing-in, but it is up to him.