Chandigarh, March 16: After steering the Congress to a stupendous victory, Captain Amarinder Singh Singh today took oath as Punjab chief minister along with 9 ministers…. 75-year-old Amarinder was sworn in as the state’s 26th chief minister along with nine ministers, including Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Speculation was rife that the cricketer-turned politician would be given the post of deputy chief minister but he was the third among the list of nine ministers sworn in today.
Two Ministers of State – both women- were sworn in at the ceremony attended among others by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. The ceremony was held at the Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh and the oath was administered by Governor V P Singh Badnore.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Amarinder Singh on taking over as Punjab chief minister, wishes him the best in working for state’s development…
Congratulations @capt_amarinder on taking oath as CM. Wishing you the very best in working for Punjab’s development.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 16, 2017