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For the upcoming Punjab assembly elections, Congress has fielded Charanjit Singh Channi from Chamkaur Sahib. At present, Channi is the chief minister of Punjab. 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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Punjab Election 2022: AAP chooses Bhagwant Mann, will Channi become Congress' CM face?

News | Jan 18, 2022, 04:40 PM IST

AAP on Tuesday declared its CM face for the upcoming polls in Punjab. Addressing a press conference in Mohali, Kejriwal chose Bhagwant Mann as the new CM face for AAP in Punjab. Will Mann now face Charanjit Singh Channi as the CM face for Congress?

Abki Baar Kiski Sarkar: ED's raid continues at locations of CM Channi's relative

News | Jan 18, 2022, 01:40 PM IST

ED on Tuesday conducted raids at multiple locations of Charanjit Singh Channi's relative for illegal sand mining.

Why was Priyanka Gandhi informed about lapse in PM Modi's security, BJP asks Charanjit Singh Channi

News | Jan 09, 2022, 02:04 PM IST

BJP has alleged that Charanjit Singh Channi had already informed Priyanka Gandhi Vadra about the loops in PM Modi's security, who was all set to address a rally in Punjab's Ferozepur on Wednesday. The same was alleged by BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya.

Kejriwal slams Channi taking into account recent FIR on Bikram Singh Majithia, calls it 'political stunt'

News | Dec 24, 2021, 12:40 PM IST

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Friday slammed the Charanjit Singh Channi government of Punjab taking into account the recent FIR on Bikram Singh Majithia. He called the FIR a mere 'political stunt'.

Punjab Govt will waive off loan for farmers with land less than 5 acres, declares Charanjit Singh Channi

News | Dec 24, 2021, 11:20 AM IST

Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi, on Friday, held a press conference where he declared that Punjab govt will waive off loan for farmers who possess land less than 5 acres. The waiver offered will be up to 2 Lakhs.

CM Channi orders investigation into alleged sacrilege in premises of Golden Temple

News | Dec 19, 2021, 07:20 AM IST

CM Charanjit Singh Channi has ordered investigation into the case of alleged sacrilege attempt in premises of holy Golden Temple of Amritsar. According to officials, a man was beaten to death on Saturday after his alleged sacrilege attempt at the Golden Temple.

Abki Baar Kiski Sarkar | Ours is 'changi sarkar', delivered on promises: Charanjit Singh Channi

News | Dec 02, 2021, 09:49 PM IST

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday hit out at his political opponents, saying he is not someone who just makes announcements but the one who earns people’s trust by delivering on promises.

Avtar Singh Pannu's brother given key post by Channi govt

News | Nov 24, 2021, 02:08 PM IST

A major controversy is brewing in Punjab ahead of the Assembly polls after Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi-led Congress government appointed Balwinder Singh Kotlabama, brother of Khalistani terrorist Avtar Singh Pannu, as the chairman of Punjab Genco Limited. Balwinder's appointment has sparked massive uproar with the BJP and the SAD calling it open terror appeasement.

Abki Baar Kiski Sarkar : Kartarpur corridor to reopen from Nov 17

News | Nov 16, 2021, 10:00 PM IST

The Kartarpur Corridor with Pakistan will reopen from November 17, just two days ahead of Gurupurab, the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Union Home Minister Amit Shah posted on Twitter.

Abki Baar Kiski Sarkar | Navjot Sidhu wins as Channi accepts resignation of APS Deol

Elections | Nov 09, 2021, 09:40 PM IST

After days of a bitter battle with Chief Minister Charanjit Singh, Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu's wish has prevailed with the CM accepting the resignation of Advocate General APS Deol.

Abki Baar Kiski Sarkar: Channi's masterstroke to counter Sidhu's attack?

Elections | Nov 06, 2021, 08:40 PM IST

The internal feud within the Congress' Punjab unit is far from over. After a lull for over a month reports have emerged suggesting that state chief Navjot Singh Sidhu of having issues with the party functioning, this time directly with Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.

OMG: Sidhu and his 'political' comedy

Oh My God | Oct 16, 2021, 04:20 PM IST

Punjab witnessed a series of political ups and downs in the past couple of months. While Captain Amarinder Singh was replaced by Charanjit Singh Channi as Punjab CM, Sidhu's tantrums pushed the political drama to new heights. Watch this latest edition of India TV's OMG on the same.

Navjot Singh Sidhu uses foul words against Charanjit Singh Channi, Video goes viral

News | Oct 08, 2021, 10:40 AM IST

Navjot Singh Sidhu in the viral video can be seen using foul words against Charanjit Singh Channi for being late for a rally in Punjab.

Sonia Gandhi may accept Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation today

News | Oct 06, 2021, 12:59 PM IST

Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi may accept Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation as Punjab Congress Chief and the announcement of new party state unit president is likely to be announced, sources said.

CM Channi interacts with media after meeting PM Modi, says - we discussed issue of farmers

News | Oct 01, 2021, 06:00 PM IST

Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi met PM Modi at his residence after becoming the CM for the first time today. After meeting the PM, he addressed the media where he said that the duo discussed the issue of the farmers.

Ground Report | What will be discussed between PM Modi and Charanjit Singh Channi?

News | Oct 01, 2021, 05:05 PM IST

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. He is believed to have urged the Prime Minister to withdraws the government letter on postponing the paddy procurement in the state from October 1 and immediately start paddy procurement.

Punjab Congress Crisis: Navjot Singh Sidhu meets CM Channi amid power tussle

News | Oct 01, 2021, 08:48 AM IST

Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday met Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi amid political turmoil within the party after his surprise resignation from state Congress president post. The cricketer-turned-politician was invited by CM Channi in an attempt to resolve the crisis.

Abki Baar Kiski Sarkar | No resolution reached during Sidhu and CM Channi's meeting

Elections | Sep 30, 2021, 08:21 PM IST

Navjot Singh Sidhu met Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi in Punjab Bhawan. However, according to sources, no resolution was reached during the meeting and both leaders left the venue soon.

Navjot Singh Sidhu to meet CM Charanjit Singh Channi in Chandigarh's Punjab Bhawan

News | Sep 30, 2021, 03:44 PM IST

Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation has further pushed the political crisis in Punjab. Navjot Singh Sidhu has reached Chandigarh, where he is scheduled to meet CM Charanjit Singh Channi.

Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi addresses press conference, says - will restore power supply in all areas

News | Sep 29, 2021, 02:40 PM IST

While the Punjab Congress crisis continues, CM Charanjit Singh Channi addressed a press conference, where he said that electricity bills will be waived off. He also said that the power supply that had been discontinued many areas will be restored.

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