Charanjit Singh Channi takes oath as Punjab Chief Minister

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Newly-appointed Dalit-Sikh Chief Minister and Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi took oath of office at a simple ceremony in the Punjab capital.Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and OP Soni, both ministers in previous Council of Ministers led by Amarinder Singh, were also sworn in.Congress leader Rahul Gandhi reached the venue a little late and the oath-taking ceremony was almost over. Former Amarinder Singh was absent from the ceremony.Amarinder Singh on Sunday greeted his 58-year-old successor, by saying, “My best wishes to Charanjit Singh Channi. I hope he’s able to keep the border state of Punjab safe and protect our people from the growing security threat from across the border.”

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