Charanjit Singh Channi, the newly elected Chief Minister of Punjab met Governor Banwarilal Purohit with a list of ministers to be inducted into the new cabinet. The list was put together after discussions with key leaders of the Congress Party in Delhi on Saturday (September 25th).
After meeting with the governor, speaking to the media, Channi said the swearing-in ceremony for new ministers will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 26.
I will meet with ministers, MPs and other politicians at my office every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and a Cabinet meeting will take place every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. I also ordered all officers not to leave the office until the cabinet is in operation. pic.twitter.com/eKQyNL5QgF
– Charanjit S Channi (@CHARANJITCHANNI) September 25, 2021
Channi took to Twitter to announce the news of the induction of new ministers. He wrote: “I will meet with ministers, MPs and other politicians in my office every Tuesday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and a cabinet meeting will be held every Tuesday at 3 pm. all officers not to leave the office until the cabinet continues. “
According to the sources, 18 deputies will be inducted into the cabinet, including Chief Minister Channi and two deputies to CM Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and OP Soni. Overall, a total of 7 faces will be added while 5 ministers in the government led by Amarinder Singh are expected to be removed.
List of deputies to be inducted into the cabinet:
– Pargat Singh – Raj Kumar Verka – Gurkirat Singh Kotli – Sangat Singh Gilzian – Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, – Kuljit Nagra – Rana Gurjit Singh
Ministers likely to be selected:
– Vijay Inder Singla- Manpreet Singh Badal- Brahm Mohindra- Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria- Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa- Arunu Chaudhary- Razia Sultana- Bharat Bhushan Ashu
The Punjab experienced a political crisis last week when political veteran and former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh tendered his resignation to the governor due to his difference from the main congressional leaders ahead of the elections to the Assembly of the Status expected next year.