Captain Amarinder Singh to be sworn-in as Punjab CM today
(1 year ago)
New Delhi , Mar. 16 : Captain Amarinder Singh, who led the Congress to victory in Punjab after a decade, will be sworn-in as the Chief Minister today for the second time.
Governor VP Singh Badnore will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Singh at Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh.
Navjot Sidhu, Manpreet Badal, Charanjit Channi are among the other Congress MLAs who would be taking oath as ministers today as well.
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Party vice-president Rahul Gandhi are among those who will attend the ceremony.
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.