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Capt. Amarinder takes charge as Punjab CM

ANI  |  Chandigarh (Punjab) [India] 

Captain on Thursday took charge as the Chief Minister.

He sworn-in as the 29th Chief Minister of earlier in the day.

Singh, who led the to victory in the state after a decade, was sworn-in as the chief minister for the second time.

Governor V.P. Singh Badnore administered the oath of office and secrecy to Singh and nine members of his cabinet at Raj Bhawan here.

Navjot Singh Sidhu, Manpreet Singh Badal, and Charanjit Channi are among the other MLAs who took oath as ministers today.

Former prime minister and vice-president also attended the swearing-in ceremony. chief Raj Babbar and former telecom minister were also in attendance.

Inducted into the by and first elected to the in 1980, Capt. Singh had been campaigning to mark the first state-victory for the grand old party after the 2014 debacle.

Singh contested on the Patiala (Urban) seat. The assembly segment has been represented by him on three consecutive occasions, from 2002 to 2014.

The secured 77 out of 117 seats in the polls. The (AAP) won 20 seats on its debut, making as the second largest party in the Assembly.

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-(BJP) alliance fared the worst with 18 seats.

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First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 16:08 IST
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