Captain to take oath as CM on March 16

Captain to take oath as CM on March 16

Captain  Amarinder Singh was on Sunday unanimously elected the new leader of the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) in Punjab, following which he formally met the governor to stake claim to form the government. This clears the decks for him to be sworn in as the chief minister of Punjab.

The swearing-in ceremony will take place at 10 am on Thursday. Captain Amarinder said a few Cabinet members will also take their oath of office along with him.

AICC general secretary in-charge of Punjab Asha Kumari on Sunday called up Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to apprise him of the CLP decision.

She later informed the MLAs that Rahul had proposed the name of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Captain Amarinder as the new CLP leader.

The Congress MLAs then unanimously elected Captain Amarinder as their leader by a show of hands, she added.

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