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Why Charanjit Singh Channi is chosen because the successor of Amarinder Singh in Punjab

His choice assumes significance because the dissension-riven Congress faces the Assembly polls in lower than 5 months and the truth that Dalit voters comprise 32 p.c of the state’s citizens

File picture of Charanjit Singh Channi and Navjot Singh Sidhu. Information18

Charanjit Singh Channi, a minister within the outgoing Amarinder Singh cupboard, has been chosen as the following chief minister of Punjab.

Channi, 58, would be the first Dalit to carry the put up within the state. His choice assumes significance because the dissension-riven Congress faces the Assembly polls in lower than 5 months and the truth that Dalit voters comprise 32 p.c of the state’s citizens.

Here’s a short take a look at the political profession and private lifetime of the Technical Education Minister who will succeed the Congress veteran Amarinder Singh:

  • Channi is a three-time MLA who represents Punjab’s Chamkaur Sahib Assembly constituency.
  • Channi is a member of the Ramdasia Sikh neighborhood.
  • He was named to the Amarinder Singh cupboard on 16 March 2017.
  • He served as Leader of Opposition within the Vidhan Sabha from 2015 to 2016.
  • He served because the Municipal Councilor for 3 phrases and moved on to develop into the President of Municipal Council Kharar for 2 phrases.
  • He was elected to the Punjab Vidhan Sabha for the primary time in 2007.
  • He has a legislation diploma and an MBA diploma.
  • There aren’t any legal instances in opposition to Channi.
  • However, he was accused of sexual harassment by a lady IAS officer for allegedly sending an inappropriate textual content in 2018. But the officer didn’t file a grievance.
  • That case resufranced in May with the Punjab Women’s Commission sending discover to the state authorities asking for its response to the allegation.
  • He accomplished his matriculation from Khalsa Higher Secondary School in Kharar.
  • He was born on 2 April, 1972, in Makrona Kalan village close to Chamkaur Sahib to S Harsa Singh and Ajmer Kaur.

As per the Punjab authorities web site: “His father needed to wrestle so much to convey his household to the extent of financial safety for which he needed to migrate to Malaysia. He labored onerous and in the end success embraced him and his household. He returned and settled in Kharar city beginning a enterprise of a Tent House the place Channi additionally performed as a Tent boy. His father was a really beneficiant man even in his enterprise dealings.”

With inputs from PTI

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