New Punjab Chief Minister: Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi took oath as the 16th Chief Minister of Punjab at the Raj Bhawan on September 20, 2021. He was administered the oath of office by Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit.
Two other Congress MLAs, Sukhjinder S Randhawa and OP Soni were sworn in as deputy Chief Ministers of Punjab. Channi is the first Dalit to hold the post of Punjab Chief Minister. Addressing his first press conference in Chandigarh after being sworn in, Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi got emotional and said, “Congress has made a common man the chief minister.”