Captain Amarinder Singh takes charge as Punjab CM again

Chandigarh: Captain Amarinder Singh, who led the Congress to a powerful victory in Punjab, was on Thursday sworn in because the 26th Chief Minister of the state with 9 ministers, together with Navjot Singh Sidhu, additionally taking the oath of workplace.

That is Amarinder Singh’s second stint as Punjab’s Chief Minister. The 75-year-old had led the Congress authorities from 2002 to 2007.

Governor V.P. Singh Badnore administered the oath at a easy ceremony attended by prime social gathering leaders, together with Rahul Gandhi and Dr Manmohan Singh, on the Punjab Raj Bhavan right here

Mr Sidhu was inducted right into a seven-member Cupboard. Hypothesis was rife that the cricketer-turned politician can be given the put up of Punjab’s deputy Chief Minister, however he was second among the many record of ministers to be sworn in. Brahm Mohindra was sworn in as Cupboard minister proper after the Chief Minister.

Sporting a black sleeveless jacket adorned with Military medals, Amarinder Singh took the oath in English. The council of ministers has illustration from completely different castes, areas and faiths. Whereas Brahm Mohindra, the senior-most minister after Amarinder Singh, is a Hindu face within the Cupboard, the remainder of the Cupboard ministers are Sikhs. State chief secretary Sarvesh Kaushal performed the ceremony attended by a number of distinguished leaders, dignitaries, in addition to members of the family, buddies and kin of Amarinder Singh and his ministerial colleagues.