The new cabinet of Punjab has been formed. The Governor administered the oath of office to 15 MLAs. Several MLAs who had been ministers in Captain Amarinder Singh’s government were inducted into the cabinet. At the same time, many old ministers were discharged.
Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit administered the oath to the Punjab cabinet on Sunday. 15 MLAs have been made ministers. Many new faces including Randeep Singh, Sangat Singh Giljian, and Pargat Singh have been included in the cabinet. At the same time, MLAs who were part of Captain Amarinder Singh’s cabinet were also included in the cabinet. Many old ministers have also been discharged. Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Deputy Chief Ministers Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and OP Soni have already taken the oath of office and secrecy.
Born on 20 March 1963, Rajkumar Verka contested the 2002 elections from the Verka assembly. In 2007, he had to face defeat from the same assembly seat. After this, he became MLA from Amritsar (West) in 2012. Won the assembly elections from this seat for the second time in 2017.
Amarinder Singh Raja Vading
43-year-old Amarinder Singh Raja Vading has also found a place in the cabinet of new Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi. Raja Wading, a resident of Vading village of Sri Muktsar Sahib, has won from Giddarbaha seat of his home district for the second time. He won the first election in 2012 by defeating a leader like Manpreet Badal. He is considered close to former Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Vadding, who was active in student politics, is known for his flamboyant and aggressive image.
57-year-old former hockey player Pargat Singh took oath as a cabinet minister. Pargat Singh started his political journey with Shiromani Akali Dal. Became MLA for the first time in 2012. After this, SAD suspended him in 2016. After this, joining the Congress won the Jalandhar Cantt Assembly for the second time in 2017.
Rana Gurjit Singh
Rana Gurjit Singh, MLA from Kapurthala, has been made a minister in the Channi cabinet. Earlier, he was also a part of the Captain Amarinder Singh cabinet. From 2004 to 2009, Rana Gurjit Singh was also the MP of Jalandhar. Became MLA from Kapurthala assembly seat in 2017.
Kaka Randeep Singh
Kaka Randeep Singh’s name was included in the list of ministers at the last moment. Earlier the name of Kuljit Singh Nagra was going on. Kaka Randeep Amloh is an MLA from the Legislative Assembly. Kaka Randeep has won the assembly elections four times. Became MLA in 2002, 2007, 2012, and 2017.
Manpreet Singh Badal
Manpreet Singh Badal, who was a minister in the Captain’s government, also took oath as a minister in the Channi cabinet. Manpreet Badal was a member of the Punjab Legislative Assembly from 1995 to 2012. He also served as the Finance Minister in Parkash Singh Badal’s government from 2007 to 2010. After this, he was also given the responsibility of Finance Minister in Captain Amarinder Singh’s government.
Bharat Bhushan Ashu
Bharat Bhushan Ashu is the second time MLA from Ludhiana (West). He took oath as a cabinet minister on Sunday. Ashu was the Minister of Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs in Captain Amarinder Singh’s government. Bharat Bhushan Ashu started his political career by winning the election of councilor in 1997. For the first time in 2012, won the assembly elections on a Congress ticket. This winning streak continued in 2017 as well.
Vijay Inder Singla
Vijay Inder Singla, who was the Education Minister in the Captain Amarinder Singh government, has also been given a place in the new cabinet. In 2017, Vijay Inder Singla had won from the Sangrur assembly. Singla was also a Congress MP from Sangrur Lok Sabha seat from 2009 to 2014.
Razia Sultana first became an MLA from the Malerkotla assembly seat in 2002. In 2007, he won from the same seat for the second time. However, he had to face defeat in 2012. Won the assembly elections for the third time from Malerkotla in 2017. After this, he was made a minister in the government of Captain Amarinder Singh.
Aruna Chaudhary is a senior woman leader of the Punjab Congress. He is presently an MLA from Dinanagar Legislative Assembly. Won the assembly elections from Dinanagar in 2002 and then again in 2012 from here. In 2017, she reached the Punjab Assembly by winning the Dinanagar seat for the third time.
Gurkeerat Singh Kotli
Gurkeerat Singh Kotli, MLA from Khanna assembly seat of Ludhiana, has been made a minister. Kotli had won the assembly elections in 2012 and 2017. Late Beant Singh, the former Chief Minister of Punjab, was his grandfather. He was assassinated in a terrorist attack.
75-year-old Brahm Mohindra won the assembly elections six times. At the same time, he also faced defeat twice. Mohindra was made a cabinet minister in Captain Amarinder Singh’s government. Now he has also been included in the Channi cabinet. Mohindra first became an MLA from Patiala city in 1980. Presently he is MLA from Patiala Dehat.
Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa
Fatehgarh Chudiyan MLA Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa was born in Pakistan. Bajwa started his political journey from the grassroots level. Earlier he was elected as a member of the Qadian Municipal Council. After that, he also became the chairman. For the first time in 1992, Bajwa won the assembly elections from Qadian. After this, he won for the second time in 2002 and in 2003 he was made a minister. Assembly in 2012 and 2017 Win the election.
Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria
Congress MLA from Rajasansi Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria has also got a place in the cabinet. Sarkaria has also been a cabinet minister in the Captain government. For the first time in 1997, contested the assembly elections from Rajasansi, but Sarkaria had to face defeat. He had won in the 2007 assembly elections. After this, he became MLA in 2012 and 2017 also.