Three-time Punjab MLA Charanjit Singh Channi is set to take oath as the state’s new chief minister today. He will succeed Amarinder Singh who resigned on Saturday. Mr Channi, a minister in the outgoing Amarinder Singh cabinet, is known to be close to Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will attend the oath ceremony.
Earlier in the day, Mr Channi visited a Gurudwara in Rupnagar to offer prayers ahead of his swearing-in ceremony.
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