Punjab: Amarinder Singh sworn-in as CM as Congress returns to power after a decade

Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh, who led the Congress to victory in Punjab after a gap of 10 years, was on Thursday sworn-in as the chief minister in Chandigarh.

FP Staff March 16, 2017 16:18:11 IST
Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh, who led the Congress to victory in Punjab after a gap of 10 years, was on Thursday sworn-in as the chief minister in Chandigarh. PTI
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Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh, who led the Congress to victory in Punjab after a gap of 10 years, was on Thursday sworn-in as the chief minister in Chandigarh. PTI
Cricketer-turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu was also sworn-in as a cabinet minister of Punjab. PTI
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Cricketer-turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu was also sworn-in as a cabinet minister of Punjab. PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first to congratulate Amarinder after he was sworn-in as the chief minister. PTI
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first to congratulate Amarinder after he was sworn-in as the chief minister. PTI
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh were also present at the swearing-in ceremony. PTI
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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh were also present at the swearing-in ceremony. PTI
On 11 March, Congress had a landslide victory in the Punjab polls as it won 77 seats in the 117-seat Assembly. AAP and the SAD-BJP alliance were reduced to merely 20 and 18 seats respectively. PTI
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On 11 March, Congress had a landslide victory in the Punjab polls as it won 77 seats in the 117-seat Assembly. AAP and the SAD-BJP alliance were reduced to merely 20 and 18 seats respectively. PTI
Along with Captain Amarinder Singh, seven ministers and two minister of states also took the oath of office and secrecy. PTI
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Along with Captain Amarinder Singh, seven ministers and two minister of states also took the oath of office and secrecy. PTI