Captain Amarinder Singh: Captain Amarinder Singh took oath as 26th Chief Minister of Punjab. The oath of office was administered by the Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore at Punjab Raj Bhavan on Thursday.
Sidhu along with other MLAs also sworn-in as Minister
Besides Amarinder Singh, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Manpreet Singh Badal, Brahm Mohindra, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Rana Gurjit Singh, Pragat Singh, Razia Sultana, O P Soni have taken oath as minister. Congress may soon disclose its other candidates’ names who will become a minister. The state can have a maximum of 18 ministers. The Congress has 77MLAs n the assembly.
Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and other senior leaders was present on the occasion
During the occasions former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and National Congress leaders Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah and former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav also presented, a congress release said here.
Besides them, Former Union Ministers P Chidambaram, Anand Sharma, Kapil Sibal, Ashwani Kumar, Rajeev Shukla, former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh has also graced the occasion
Amarinder Singh has become the 26th chief minister of Punjab. Earlier, he had remained Chief Minister from 2002-2007. Keeping the financial health of the state, he has chosen for a low-key swearing-in ceremony.