Chandigarh, September 25, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
The Congress high command has cleared the names for Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s council of ministers. The list is ‘almost’ final but there could be one or two last-minute changes.
The swearing-in of the new ministers has been fixed for Sunday at 4.30 PM.
The list was finally decided and approved after a meeting held again at Rahul Gandhi’s Delhi residence. The meeting which started at around 10 PM on Friday night continued till 2.00 AM.
Seven new faces will be inducted as Cabinet Ministers while five former ministers have been left out of the new cabinet.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi accompanied by Deputy Chief Ministers Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and OP Soni, Saturday afternoon met Punjab Governor BL Purohit at Raj Bhavan and sought time for expansion of his cabinet.
After meeting the Governor, Channi told the media that the Governor has granted time for cabinet expansion. The event will be held on Sunday at 4.30 PM at Raj Bhavan.
Charanjit Singh Channi – Chief Minister
Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa – Dy Chief Minister
OP Soni – Dy Chief Minister
Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa
Vijay Inder Singla
Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria
Bharat Bhushan Ashu
Rana Gurjit Singh
Raj Kumar Verka
Gurkirat Singh Kotli
Kuljit Singh Nagra
Sangat Singh Gilzian
Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi
Balbir Singh Sidhu
Sunder Sham Arora
Gurpreet Singh Kangar
Sadhu Singh Dharamsot