Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi was informed by Union Secretary, Food and Public Distribution Sudhanshu Pandey that Centre has decided to procure rice at the existing norms from the state.
Punjab’s newly sworn-in chief minister Charanjith Singh Channi also directed police to take strict action against people trying to disturb law-and-order.
Surprise checks will be conducted twice a week to keep vigil to ensure the availability of all the government officers in the offices during official hours.
The game changed in the last minutes as the names for the CM and Deputy CMs changed in the last 24 hours and Charanjit Singh Channi emerged as Punjab's first Dalit Chief Minister.
Getting emotional at his first press conference as the chief minister, Charanjit Channi said that he comes from a poor family that did not have a roof over their head.
Two deputy CMs Sukhjinder Randhawa and OP Soni also took oath in the ceremony. Ex-CM Capt Amrinder Singh gave the ceremony a miss.
A minister in the earlier Captain Amarinder Singh led Congress government in Punjab, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said he is a ‘Congressman’.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said he hopes Captain Amarinder Singh will not take any such step, which will harm the Congress party.
The Punjab Congress Legislative Party meeting was slated at 11 am on Sunday, however it has been deferred.
Former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh said that he will not leave active politics after his resignation, but will decide his new platform after discussing with his supporters.
AICC general secretary and in-charge of Punjab Harish Rawat and two party observers from Delhi-- Harish Chaudhary and Ajay Maken –also participated in the CLP meeting.
SAD is the first party to declare candidates for the election that is likely to be held in February, 2022.
The workers of the two parties—Congress and BJP attacked each other with stones and bricks.
The farmers bodies have appealed political parties to suspend their poll campaign until the time poll schedule is out, so that focus remains on their protest.
The state government has announced the move against continued vaccine hesitancy.
AICC general secretary Harish Rawat said: ‘sometimes by expressing respect, you use such words which are objectionable’.
Amarinder Singh said the revamped Jallianwala Bagh memorial “looked very nice” hours after Rahul Gandhi’ called it an insult to martyrs
AICC general secretary Harish Rawat on Wednesday said the next year’s Punjab Assembly polls will be fought under the leadership of CM Amarinder Singh
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York.Photo by AP/PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.PTI Photo
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York.Eduardo Munoz /Pool Photo via AP
Paramilitary jawans conduct a route march for Bhabanipur Assembly by-election, in Kolkata.PTI Photo
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi meet Governor of Punjab Banwarilal Purohit ahead of the oath taking ceremony for the Punjab Cabinet expansion, in ChandigarhPTI Photo
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