PM Modi congratulates CM Channi

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Charanjit Singh Channi following the latter’s swearing-in as Punjab’s Chief Minister on Monday.

“Congratulations to Shri Charanjit Singh Channi Ji on being sworn-in as Punjab’s Chief Minister. Will continue to work with the Punjab government for the betterment of the people of Punjab,” PM Modi said in a tweet.

Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi was sworn-in as the 16th chief minister of Punjab on Monday at the Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh.

He became the first individual from the Dalit community in Punjab to take charge of the top post.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu also extended their greetings to him.