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Amarinder Singh sworn-in as Punjab CM, Sidhu takes oath as cabinet minister

Congress, in the just concluded Assembly elections, won 77 seats out of 117

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

Capt Amarinder Singh
Capt Amarinder Singh

was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of on Thursday.

He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor VP Singh Badnore at an impressive ceremony at the Raj Bhawan here.

This is the second time that Amarinder, 75, has become Chief Minister of the state. He earlier held the office from 2002 to 2007.

The swearing-in ceremony was attended by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Vice President  

Congress, in the just concluded assembly elections, won 77 seats out of 117, thereby getting a clear majority. 

Navjot Singh Sidhu took the oath as a cabinet minister. 

First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 11:02 IST