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Who is Charanjeet Singh Channi?

Charanjit Singh Channi (born 2 April 1972) is an Indian politician. He is the new Chief Minister of Punjab and a member of the Indian National Congress.

Charanjeet Singh Channi becomes the new CM of Punjab

Charanjeet Singh Channi becomes the new CM of Punjab
Charanjeet Singh Channi becomes the new CM of Punjab

The Congress party has made Charanjit Singh Channi the new chief minister of Punjab. Channi was serving as the Technical Education Minister in Capt Amarinder Singh’s cabinet. “It gives me immense pleasure to announce that Sh Charanjit Singh Channi has been unanimously elected as the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party of Punjab,” said Punjab Congress in-charge Harish Rawat.

Channi’s appointment came after two days of high-drama that unfolded in Punjab following which Amarinder Singh had resigned as CM yesterday. Channi is a surprise pick as the names of Ambika Soni, Sunil Jakhar, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu were doing rounds for the state’s top post.

Channi is a member of the Dalit community – the Ramdasia Sikh community. He is a three-time MLA from the Chamkaur Sahib Assembly Constituency of Punjab. He won assembly elections in 2007, 2012, and 2017. Notably, Channi had also served as the leader of opposition in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha from 2015 to 2016.

Charanjeet Singh Channi Biography, Wiki

Charanjit Singh Channi was born on April 2, 1972, in a poor family in Makrona Kalan village near Chamkaur Sahib. He had done his primary schooling at a government school in the locality. His father’s name is S. Harsa Singh and his mother’s name is Ajmer Kaur.

Describing the struggles that Channi’s family underwent, the Punjab government’s website says, “His father had to struggle a lot to bring his family to the level of economic security for which he had to migrate to Malaysia. He worked hard and ultimately success embraced him and his family.

He returned and settled in Kharar town starting a business of a Tent House where Channi also played as a Tent boy. His father was a very generous man even in his business dealings.”

Charanjeet Singh Channi Biography
Charanjeet Singh Channi
Born2 April 1973 (age 48)
Chamkaur Sahib, Punjab, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Kamaljit Kaur
ChildrenNavjit Singh, Rhythmjit Singh
ResidenceKharar, SAS Nagar, Mohali

Charanjeet Singh Channi Education

Charanjit Singh Channi completed his matriculation from Khalsa Higher Secondary School in Kharar after his family moved and settled in the area. Notably, Channi was a great handball player and has many awards under his belt.

He has also represented Panjab University three times in Handball and received Gold Medal in the Inter-University Sports Meet. “He also continued playing Handball at the National level. Charanjit Singh Channi also actively participated in NCC, NSS, Cultural Activity and debate competitions throughout his academics,” reads his biography.

Channi had joined Sri Guru Gobind Singh College at Chandigarh for his higher education. After graduating from there, he joined Punjab University Chandigarh and got a law degree. He later pursued a Master’s in Business Administration from PTU Jalandhar and currently finishing his Ph.D. from the Panjab University Chandigarh.

Charanjeet Singh Channi Political Career

Charanjeet Singh Channi received his political grooming at home since his father Harsa Singh was Sarpanch of the Gram Panchayat of his village and later on a member of Block Samiti. Channi was involved in political activities since his school days and was also elected President of the School Student Union.

He made his official political debut with municipal elections and was made Municipal Councilor for three terms and later became the President of Municipal Council Kharar for two terms. He then went on to become an MLA in 2007 for the first time.

Charanjeet Singh Channi giving speech
Charanjeet Singh Channi giving a speech

Channi was the leader of opposition in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha from 2015 to 2016. In 2017, he was appointed Minister of Technical Education and Industrial Training in the second Amarinder Singh ministry.

In September 2021, he succeeded Captain Amarinder Singh as Chief Minister of Punjab after the latter’s resignation. He is the first Dalit Sikh Chief Minister of Punjab.

Charanjeet Singh Channi Wife

Charanjeet Singh Channi was married to Kamaljit Kaur. Charanjeet Singh Channi has two children Rhythmjit Singh, Navjit Singh.

Charanjeet Singh Channi Controversies

In 2018 a video showed Channi flipping a coin to choose between two candidates to be lecturers. The BJP and Shiromani Akali Dal called on voters to remove him. The minister said that both candidates were equal and suggested the toss themselves.

Channi is alleged to have constructed an illegal road in an auspicious layout on the advice of his astrologer, which was demolished by the Chandigarh authorities. He also is reported to have followed the advice of his astrologer and ridden an elephant at his home.

Sukhpal Khaira of the Aam Aadmi Party accused Channi and his nephew of involvement in illegal mining. Channi responded that the images cited were from public functions and that his family has no involvement in mining.

As the minister of technical education, Channi was accused of recommending the transfer of an Indian Administrative Service officer “whom he didn’t like”. In another case, he was accused of sending obscene messages to a female IAS officer.

Some Interesting Facts About Charanjeet Singh Channi

  • Charanjeet Singh Channi is an Indian National Congress politician from Punjab.
  • Charanjeet Singh Channi has been elected by the people of Punjab as the Chief Minister of Punjab on 19.09.2021.
  • Charanjeet Singh Channi is the Minister of Technical Education and Industrial Training in the Government of Punjab.
  • Charanjeet Singh Channi is the MLA from Chamkaur Sahib assembly constituency.
  • Charanjeet Singh Channi was born on 1 March 1963 in Chamkaur Sahib.
  • Charanjeet Singh Channi’s residence is Kharar, SAS NAGAR, Mohali.
  • Charanjeet Singh Channi has been appointed as the Chief Minister of Punjab following the resignation of Captain Amarinder Singh.

Charanjeet Singh Channi FAQ’s

Who is Charanjeet Singh Channi?

Charanjit Singh Channi (born 2 April 1972) is an Indian politician. He is the new Chief Minister of Punjab and a member of the Indian National Congress.

Is Charanjeet Singh Channi the new CM of Punjab?

Yes, Charanjeet Singh Channi replaced Captain Amarinder Singh to become the new CM of Punjab.

What is Charanjeet Singh Channi’s age?

Charanjeet Singh Channi is currently 49 years old.

Who is Charanjeet Singh Channi’s wife?

Charanjeet Singh Channi was married to Kamaljit Kaur. Charanjeet Singh Channi has two children Rhythmjit Singh, Navjit Singh.

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