Rahul to attend Capt. Amarinder's swearing-in ceremony tomorrow

9 days ago | 15-03-2017 | ANI

New Delhi , Mar. 15 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will be attending his party leader and Punjab to-be Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's swearing-in ceremony tomorrow in Chandigarh.

Navjot Sidhu, Manpreet Badal, Charanjit Channi are among the other Congress MLAs who would be taking oath as ministers tomorrow.

After securing an astounding victory in the Punjab assembly polls, Captain Amarinder on Sunday met Governor V.P. Singh Badnore to stake his claim to form the government in the state.

Captain Singh said that the date for oath ceremony has been fixed for March 16.

"We met the governor. We have staked our claim to form the government and the date has been fixed for 16," he told reporters.

The Congress secured 77 out of 117 seats in the state Assembly polls making a strong comeback after a decade.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won 20 seats on debut, making it the second largest party in the Punjab Assembly.

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance fared the worst with 18 seats.