The swearing-in of the new cabinet ministers of Punjab has begun. First Congress MLA Brahm Mohindra and then Manpreet Singh Badal have already taken oath as cabinet ministers of Punjab government. State Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi had met the state on Saturday regarding the cabinet expansion. According to sources, 8 faces of the Captain Amarinder government can once again become ministers in the Punjab cabinet. At the same time, 7 new ministers can be included in the cabinet. At the same time, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Sukhjinder Randhawa and OP Soni have already taken oath as Deputy CMs.
Hours before the first cabinet expansion of the Charanjit Singh Channi-led Punjab government, a section of state Congress leaders wrote to the party’s state unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, demanding that “tainted” former minister Rana Gurjit Singh should not be included in the cabinet. should be done. These leaders say that the ministerial post should be given to a Dalit leader with a clean image in his place (Rana Gurjit). A copy of this letter has also been sent to Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.
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Congress MLAs Brahm Mohindra and Manpreet Singh Badal have been sworn in as cabinet ministers of the Punjab government.
Congress MLA Kuljeet Singh Nagra, who reached Raj Bhavan just before the swearing-in, said, ‘I had already said that I have resigned against the three black laws of the Modi government and I had made it clear that I will not join the state cabinet. .’
– Congress MLAs along with their families have reached Chandigarh Raj Bhavan to take part in the swearing-in ceremony of the new ministers.
Punjab: Congress MLAs along with their families arrive at Raj Bhavan, Chandigarh to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the new ministers. pic.twitter.com/iLTSdufxQq
In a letter to Sidhu, these leaders have said that Rana Gurjit Singh is a “corrupt and tainted leader of Doaba” and he should not be included in the cabinet.
– Sources said seven new faces are likely to be inducted in the Punjab cabinet while five ministers who were part of the Amarinder Singh-led government are likely to be dropped.
Ragat Singh, Raj Kumar Verka, Gurkeerat Singh Kotli, Sangat Singh Giljian, Amarinder Singh Raja Waring, Kuljit Nagra and Rana Gurjit Singh may be included in the cabinet.