Punjabi Congressman Navjot Singh Sidhu said on Monday that Rahul Gandhi made history by making Charanjit Singh Channi the state’s Dalit Sikh chief minister. “I am proud that Rahul Gandhi Ji made history in Punjab. The fiber of the Constitution has been honored and such a kind man (Mr. Channi) has started to solve the problems of ordinary men today,” said Mr. Sidhu.
Speaking to reporters, Sidhu said: “Today I witnessed what a chief minister of a state should be like. people as soon as he took office. Today is a special day. History was created. “
Speaking to Twitter, Congress also shared Mr Channi’s photo with the hashtag “Punjab with Congress” and said, “Congress believes in empowerment, opportunity and equality for all. We will deliver . “
Mr Channi was sworn in as Chief Minister of the Punjab on Monday. Governor Banwarilal Purihot also took the oath of office for Congress leaders Sukhjinder S Randhawa and OP Soni as chief deputy ministers of the state.
On Sunday, after several rounds of talks, Mr. Channi was selected for the post by the party’s high command, following the resignation of Captain Amarinder Singh.
Mr. Singh tendered his resignation to the governor on Saturday, after months of infighting between him and Mr. Sidhu.
Mr Sidhu took office as leader of the Punjab Congress in July.