Punjab Cabinet Expansion: 15 new ministers take oath under CM Charanjit Channi
Punjab : Punjab's new Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday expanded his cabinet by inducting 15 new Cabinet Ministers, including seven new entrants.
The new faces in the Punjab Cabinet are Randeep Singh Nabha, Raj Kumar Verka, Sangat Singh Gilzian, Pargat Singh, Amarinder Singh Raja Warring and Gurkirat Singh Kotli.
Rana Gurjit Singh had resigned from Amarinder Singh’s cabinet in 2018. The 15 ministers took oath in the presence of Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit.
Brahm Mohindra, Manpreet Singh Badal, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Aruna Chaudhary, Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, Razia Sultana, Vijay Inder Singla and Bharat Bhushan Ashu, who were ministers in the previous Amarinder Singh led cabinet, were retained as Cabinet Ministers.
Charanjit Singh Channi was elected as the new Chief Minister of Punjab after Amarinder Singh resigned from the post early this week. A total of 18 MLAs, including the chief minister, can be included in the cabinet. Channi’s two deputies Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and OP Soni were sworn in on Monday.
Full list of ministers inducted in Punjab Cabinet on Sunday:
1. Randeep Singh Nabha
2. Raj Kumar Verka
3. Sangat Singh Gilzian
4. Pargat Singh
5. Amarinder Singh Raja Warring
6. Gurkirat Singh Kotli
7. Brahm Mohindra
8. Manpreet Singh Badal
9. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa
10. Aruna Chaudhary
11. Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria
12. Razia Sultana
13. Vijay Inder Singla
14. Bharat Bhushan Ashu
15. Rana Gurjit Singh