Supporters of newly announced Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi were seen celebrating outside his residence at Kharar, SAS Nagar after he became the Punjab CM-designate.
"Charanjit Singh Channi has been unanimously elected as the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party of Punjab," senior Congress leader Harish Rawat tweeted.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi congratulated Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday after he was picked as the next Punjab chief minister, and said the party must continue to fulfil the promises made to the people of the state.
"Congratulations to Shri Charanjit Singh Channi Ji for the new responsibility. We must continue to fulfil the promises made to the people of Punjab. Their trust is of paramount importance," Gandhi tweeted.
Channi, who was elected the Congress Legislature Party leader on Sunday and will take oath as chief minister on Monday, succeeds Amarinder Singh who resigned on Saturday alleging humiliation by the party.
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