Chandigarh, September 19, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Outgoing Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder has greeted Charanjit Singh Channi who has been named the new CLP leader in his place by the Congress high command.
Extending his best wishes to Channi, who was a Cabinet Minister of Technical Education & Industrial Training, Amarinder Singh said, ‘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.’
Channi was one of the ministers who along with PPCC president Navjot Singh Sidhu had spearheaded the move to replace Capt Amarinder Singh.
51 years old Channi who represents Chamkaur Sahib Vidhan Sabha constituency is the first Dalit Chief Minister of the state.
Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Saturday resigned from his post as the Chief Minister of Punjab after months of political tussle, saying he stepped down as he felt ‘humiliated’.
At the same time, he said that the “future politics option is always there and I will use that option”.
Amarinder Singh also termed Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh as a ‘disaster’ who would not be acceptable to him as his successor.