Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday, has been sworn in as the new and first dalit chief minister of Punjab along with two deputies, OP Soni and Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa. He was administered the oath by Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit at the Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh.
The swearing-in ceremony was attended by former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. Channi, who is known to be close to Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu, succeeds Amarinder Singh who resigned on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, state in-charge Harish Rawat and senior party leader Sunil Jakhar have also arrived, besides other MLAs of the party.