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Charanjit Singh Channi Charanjit Singh Channi

The current Chief Minister of Punjab, Charanjit Singh Channi is a member of the Indian National Congress. (INC). Prior to being appointed the chief minister of Punjab, Channi was the Minister of Technical Education and Training in the second Amarinder Singh ministry. He had also been the leader of opposition in the Punjab Legislative Assembly. In September 2021, Charanjit Singh Channi succeeded Captain Amarinder Singh as the chief minister of Punjab after the latter's resignation. With this, Channi became the first Dalit Sikh Chief Minister of Punjab. Several policy announcements were made by Channi soon after he took charge at the office. On September 21, Channi promised action concerning a sacrilege case and said that the electricity bills of waterworks schemes would be waived and connections would be restored. On September 23, Channi said "Class D" government jobs would be regularised - (they were previously outsourced). During this while, Channi was surrounded by criticism from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as the latter commented on his attire and also told him to buy clothes. On the personal front, Channi was born in the village of Makrauna Kalan, Punjab. He read law at Panjab University completed his MBA from PTU, Jalandhar. He belongs to the Dalit Sikh community.

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Over Rs 6 crore cash, documents found during raid at residence of Channi's nephew, his associates

Elections | Jan 18, 2022, 09:04 PM IST

The amount of cash found at the residential premises of Bhupinder Singh (Channi’s nephew) at Ludhiana is around Rs 4 crores, and around Rs 2 crores were recovered at the residential premises of Sandeep Kumar in Ludhiana.

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi 

Punjab: Channi says ED raids an attempt to put pressure, target him & ministers ahead of polls

Elections | Jan 18, 2022, 04:31 PM IST

Channi said that ED raids are an attempt to put pressure and target him and his ministers as the polling day drew near in Punjab.   

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

'Punjab CM, relatives involved in illegal sand mining': Kejriwal

Elections | Jan 18, 2022, 01:04 PM IST

ED officials since today morning are conducting raids in Punjab as part of a money laundering probe against the 'sand mafia' and companies linked to alleged illegal sand mining. 

ED raids Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi's

ED raids Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi's relative premises in Mohali

Elections | Jan 18, 2022, 01:32 PM IST

The probing agency raided 10-12 places in Punjab including Mohali in poll-bound Punjab as part of a money-laundering investigation against companies involved in illegal sand mining in the border state, officials said.

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and PPCC

Message for Sidhu? Amid tussle for Punjab CM face, Congress shares video starring Channi

Elections | Jan 18, 2022, 09:27 AM IST

Actor Sonu Sood in the video says that the real CM is a person who is forcibly brought to the chair. He does not need to struggle and he does not need tell that I was the chief ministerial candidate and I deserve this.

Will Punjab Assembly polls be rescheduled? ECI meets in

Will Punjab Assembly polls be rescheduled? ECI meets in Delhi to discuss political parties' demand

Elections | Jan 17, 2022, 02:28 PM IST

Political parties in Punjab have requested the ECI to reschedule the Assembly polls in the state in view of the Guru Ravidass Jayanti which falls on February 16.

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Punjab CM Channi's brother Manohar Singh says will fight as independent from Bassi Pathana seat

Elections | Jan 16, 2022, 05:09 PM IST

Manohar Singh dubbed the decision of the Congress giving ticket to Gurpreet Singh GP as “injustice” with the people of the constituency and alleged that the sitting legislator was “incapable and ineffective.”


Punjab election 2022: CM Channi writes to EC, demands polling be postponed for Guru Ravidas Jayanti

Elections | Jan 15, 2022, 11:40 PM IST

In a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra, Channi wrote that it was brought to his notice by some representatives of the Scheduled Castes community, which contributes around 32 per cent of the state's population, that the birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas falls on February 16.  

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Punjab: Cong finalises first list of 73 candidates, Channi may contest from 2 seats, say sources

Education | Jan 13, 2022, 11:33 PM IST

Sources said Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi can contest elections from two seats. Adampur and Chamkor Sahib could be the two seats from where Channi is likely to contest.

During Covid meet with PM, Punjab CM Channi says 'sorry'

During Covid meet with PM, Punjab CM Channi says 'sorry' for security lapse using Urdu couplet

India | Jan 13, 2022, 08:43 PM IST

The Punjab CM used the occasion of Modi's video interaction with chief ministers over the COVID-19 situation to convey the message to him. He regrets whatever happened during his visit to Punjab, Channi told Modi. The prime minister is respected to him, he added.

Punjab Congress state unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Punjab elections: Not running for any post, tweets Navjot Singh Sidhu

Elections | Jan 13, 2022, 06:42 PM IST

A couple of days ago, Navjot Singh Sidhu in a presser while responding to a media query asked, "who said the Congress high command will decide the next CM? It will be the people of the state who will choose it."

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

PM's security breach: Assam CM Himanta Biswa demands arrest of Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi

Elections | Jan 13, 2022, 10:32 AM IST

Himanta Biswa alleged that the Congress high command and the party's other central leaders were part of the conspiracy against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  

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Aaj Ki Baat: Full episode, January 12, 2022

India | Jan 13, 2022, 12:27 AM IST

India's Number One and the most followed Super Prime Time News Show ‘Aaj Ki Baat – Rajat Sharma Ke Saath was launched just before the 2014 General Elections.

Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma interacts with

Congress high command, Punjab CM conspired to kill PM Modi: Himanta Biswa Sarma

India | Jan 13, 2022, 12:00 AM IST

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma alleged that the Congress high command and his Punjab counterpart had conspired to assassinate the prime minister through the ‘security breach’ on January 5 while Narendra Modi was visiting the northern state.

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Punjab requires leader who has solutions to challenges: Manish Tewari takes dig at CM Channi

Elections | Jan 12, 2022, 02:42 PM IST

The Lok Sabha MP from Anandpur Sahib also tagged a news report titled "Channi nudges Congress to name candidate for CM, with a hint: he is quite popular" along with the tweet.

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Punjab CM Charanjit Channi's cousin joins BJP ahead of polls in state

Elections | Jan 11, 2022, 10:58 PM IST

The development comes as a surprise as Channi himself represents the Congress party, a rival of BJP. 

Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu addresses a

Who said Congress high command will decide next Punjab CM? Sidhu's bouncer for party before polls

Elections | Jan 11, 2022, 07:09 PM IST

Unveiling the first set of plans in his Punjab Model with focus on resurrection of Punjab, Sidhu, in the absence of Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and his Cabinet colleagues, told the media, "Punjab Model is people's model, an effort to give a roadmap to return power to people."

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Amid row over PM's security breach, IPS officer V K Bhawra made Punjab's DGP

India | Jan 08, 2022, 10:49 PM IST

Punjab got its third DGP in a span of three months.

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Punjab Assembly Election 2022: Polling to be held in single phase on Feb 14, results on March 10

Elections | Jan 08, 2022, 05:58 PM IST

The election commission announced poll dates for Punjab. Voting will take place on February in one single phase. Punjab has a total of 117 assembly seats.

Punjab: PM Modi's cavalcade wait on a flyover after

PM Modi's security breach: Punjab DGP asked cavalcade to return back, say sources

Elections | Jan 07, 2022, 12:10 AM IST

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cavalcade witnessed a major security lapse while he was on his way to Ferozpur to address a poll rally and lay the foundation of various developmental projects including the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra expressway.

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