The Congress, on September 19, appointed Charanjit Singh Channi, 58, as the new chief minister of Punjab.
The announcement was made by Harish Rawat, the party's state in-charge in Punjab, a day after Captain Amarinder Singh resigned from the post after a prolonged fall-out with party leaders.
Channi, minister of technical educational and industrial training in the outgoing cabinet, took oath as chief minister on September 20.
Congress MLA Charanjit Singh Channi takes oath as Punjab CM at Raj Bhawan pic.twitter.com/W68LmKIl70
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