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Sidhu’s man Friday Charanjit Singh Channi is Punjab’s new Chief Minister

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Tanya Trivedi

Despite resurrecting the aged-old Congress get together in Punjab 2017 elections, former CM Amarinder Singh was rebuffed by the get together’s excessive command choice to retain Navjot Singh Sidhu, a non-performing asset. However, a day after the resignation of Amarinder, Charanjit Singh Channi, Sidhu’s man Friday has been appointed as Punjab’s new Chief Minister on Sunday.Source: AmarUjalaREAD MORE: Could Captain Amarinder Singh be a part of the BJP?Charanjit Singh Channi – first Dalit CM of PunjabChanni is the primary Dalit to take oath as CM of Punjab. As per the ANI reviews, “We have presented our stance, unanimously supported by party MLAs, before the Governor. Oath-taking ceremony will be held at 11 am tomorrow.” The former chief of Opposition in Vidhan Sabha throughout the earlier SAD-BJP regime, Channi has been vocal in opposition to Amarinder, accusing him of “not paying attention” to points raised by get together leaders.  Moreover, he’s thought of an in depth ally to AICC chief Rahul Gandhi.With Channi’s induction as Chief Minister, the Congress get together is aiming at Dalits of the state which holds round 31 per cent of Punjab’s inhabitants. Since the Akali Dal (earlier in energy with the BJP) has allied with Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party to faucet Dalit votes, the Congress get together is fearing the lack of Dalit votes and thus, Mr Channi, a Dalit Sikh face, has been appointed to counter that vote movement.Charanjit Singh Channi- Sidhu’s man FridayProper after Channi was inducted as Punjab’s Chief Minister, Navjot Singh Sidhu took to Twitter to Congratulate him and lauded Congress’s transfer to interchange Amarinder Singh with Charanjit Singh Channi. Sidhu tweeted, “Historic !! Punjab’s first Dalit CM-Designate … Will be written with Golden letters in History. A tribute to the spirit of the Constitution and the Congress !!”Historic !! Punjab’s first Dalit CM-Designate … Will be written with Golden letters in History. A tribute to the spirit of the Constitution and the Congress !! Congratulations @CHARANJITCHANNI Bai pic.twitter.com/WavudGTPok— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) September 19, 2021Channi, who’s assumed to be Sidhu’s man, has been by his facet from the time the previous needed to give up as a minister within the Captain-led authorities. Channi turned the entrance face to steer the rise up in opposition to his chief minister when the primary assembly of the dissenters was held in April at a non-public home in Panchkula.Critical of the federal government’s inaction in opposition to the sacrilege instances in 2015, Channi is somebody who has at all times publicly questioned the ability insurance policies of the Captain-led authorities in Punjab.READ MORE: How Dangerous Sidhu actually is?Charanjit Singh Channi rebelled in opposition to CaptainWhereas the revolt in opposition to Amarinder gathered momentum this April, Channi turned one of many main faces to oppose Amarinder. Additionally, he was among the many 4 ministers who went to satisfy the Congress’s Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat in Dehradun to rally in opposition to Amarinder. He was additionally a signatory to the letter that referred to as for a gathering of the Congress legislature get together that additional precipitated Amarinder’s exit.Interestingly, it was Amarinder who made Channi’s return to the get together doable in December 2010, when he had campaigned in opposition to the Congress nominee for the Chamkaur Sahib seat within the Assembly elections of 2007.READ MORE: Ambika is aware of what Gandhis don’t: Amarinder remains to be the King of Punjab politics and he’s invincible However, Amarinder has congratulated Channi for changing into the following Chief Minister and expressed hope that Channi would maintain the “border state of Punjab safe”.Amarinder’s media adviser Raveen Thukral tweeted on his behalf, “My best wishes to Charanjit Singh Channi. I hope he’s able to keep the border state of Punjab safe and protect our people from the growing security threat from across the border”.‘My best wishes to Charanjit Singh Channi. I hope he’s in a position to maintain the border state of Punjab secure and shield our individuals from the rising safety menace from throughout the border’: @capt_amarinder pic.twitter.com/oO2F6JUZ6J— Raveen Thukral (@RT_Media_Capt) September 19, 2021Witnessing the drama in Punjab politics, the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections will probably be fascinating as Congress will mark its finish with large defeat serving the victory to BJP.