Captian Amarinder Singh has taken oath as new chief minister of Punjab today at 10:16 am which is considered as an auspicious time. Eight cabinet ministers Navjot Singh Sidhu, Manpreet Badal, Brahm Mohindra, Charanjit Channi, Rana Gurjit and Tripat Bajwa; Aruna Choudhary and Razia Sultana were also sworn in after him who have a great participation in winning the elections.
Captain Amarinder Singh, who recently turned 75, the head of the royal family of the erstwhile State of Patiala, he was Chief Minister of Punjab from 2002 to 2007. He was out of power for a decade, before finally taking the Congress’s ship to victory in 2017 elections again. He has won from Patiala seat in the Assembly elections. As a whole congress party has won 77 seats out of 117 seats in total from Punjab to win. It is the second time he has became the Chief minister of Punjab.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were among the top Congress leaders who attended the swearing-in ceremony. Governor VP Singh Badnore administered the oath of office and secrecy to Amarinder at Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh.
“Wishing you the very best in working for Punjab’s development,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Captain Amarinder Singh on Twitter.
The Congress party before elections had declared their agenda of working with some promises to Punjab people for a betterment of Punjab in order to make reforms after winning the elections unveiled a ‘something for everybody’s manifesto for the Punjab assembly elections, targeting in particular the state’s youth, women, and farmers.
The manifesto included loan abandonment and free power for farmers, a job for every household, unemployment benefit, smartphones for youth, free textbooks for all free education for girls, and tackling the drug problem within four weeks of being elected. As the party has made a win it’s to watch when the agenda will take its shape in reality.