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Captain Amarinder Singh to take oath as Chief Minister Punjab on March 16

Monday March 13, 2017 4:13 PM, ummid.com & Agencies

Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh:
Captain Amarinder Singh, who led the Congress party to a sweeping victory in Punjab, will take oat as Chief Minister of Punjab on Thursday March 16, 2017.

Amarinder Singh, who has been Chief Minister of Punjab from 2002-2007, met the Governor on Sunday and staked the claim to form the Congress government in the state.

"We have staked claim to form the next government. The swearing in will take place on March 16," Amarinder said while talking to the media after his meeting with the Governor.

Congress had won 77 seats in the 117-member Punjab Assembly elections counting of which were held on Saturday March 11.

The newly elected Congress MLAs met on Sunday to elect the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader and authorised Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi to take a decision on the new leader.

Rahul Gandhi later proposed the name of Amarinder Singh as the new CLP leader and the Congress MLAs subsequently unanimously elected Amarinder as their leader by a show of hands.

Akali Dal and BJP were ruling Punjab since last ten years. They however lost the 2017 election together winning just 18 of the total 117 seats in the state.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), contesting the Punjab Assembly elections for the first time, came second in the state winning 20 seats, Two seats went to the Lok Insaaf Party.

 


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