Punjab: Raveen Thukral appointed as media advisor to Capt. Amarinder Singh
(1 year ago)
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : Senior journalist Raveen Thukral was appointed as the Media Advisor and Bharat Inder Singh Chahal as Advisor to newly-elected Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in the ranks of Minister of State (MoS) on Tuesday.
Thukral has earlier served as the editor of 'Sunday Guardian', assistant editor of 'Hindustan Times', associate editor of 'The Tribune' and was also in charge of media campaign of the Congress party in the recently-concluded state assembly elections.
Earlier in the week, Singh, who took charge as the Chief Minister, assured to fulfill all the promises made in the Congress manifesto for development of Punjab.
"I will work on programmes mentioned in the manifesto from Monday. I will take up most of the issues in the first Cabinet meeting," he told ANI.
Singh led the Congress to victory in the state after a decade.
The Congress secured 77 out of 117 seats in the state assembly polls. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won 20 seats on its debut, emerging as the second largest party in the Punjab Assembly.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance fared the worst with 18 seats.