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.read more
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?
ED on Tuesday conducted raids at multiple locations of Charanjit Singh Channi's relative for illegal sand mining.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 in the viral video can be seen using foul words against Charanjit Singh Channi for being late for a rally in Punjab.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.