Articles about Charanjit Singh Channi

Born on March 1, 1963, Charanjit Singh Channi is a member of the Indian National Congress and Chief Minister of Punjab as of 2021. Channi had also served as Minister of Technical Education in the Cabinet of Captain Amarinder Singh (retd.). Channi hails from the village of Makrona Kalan and belongs to Ramdasia Sikh Community. Channi, who completed BA-LLB from Panjab University and MBA from PTU Jalandhar, is married to Kamaljit Kaur and is the father of two children, Navjit Singh and Rhythmjit Singh. Channi’s father hailed from an extremely poor family and went to Malaysia as a young kid. Channi’s father worked hard and returned to India after earning enough to start a tent house business with his son. In later years, his father also served as a Sarpanch in his native village. The 16th Chief Minister of Punjab, Channi, who completed his primary education in a local government school in his village, also became skilled at Bhangra and Handball. The minister is widely known for holding various degrees and has made his love for studies well-known.

In win for Sidhu, Punjab CM Channi accepts Advocate-General's resignation

09 Nov 2021

In win for Sidhu, Punjab CM Channi accepts Advocate-General's resignation

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has accepted APS Deol's resignation as the state's Advocate-General after much drama on the issue.

'Will return as Punjab Congress chief when…' Sidhu withdraws resignation

05 Nov 2021

'Will return as Punjab Congress chief when…' Sidhu withdraws resignation

Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday withdrew his resignation from the post of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief.

Punjab Advocate-General APS Deol quits after row over his appointment

01 Nov 2021

Punjab Advocate-General APS Deol quits after row over his appointment

Punjab's Advocate-General APS Deol resigned on Monday barely one month after his appointment to the post.

Police officer flags security loopholes at Punjab CM's son's wedding

14 Oct 2021

Police officer flags security loopholes at Punjab CM's son's wedding

A senior police officer pointed out several security loopholes at the wedding function of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi's son on Sunday.

Channi says extension of BSF's jurisdiction an 'attack on federalism'

14 Oct 2021

Channi says extension of BSF's jurisdiction an 'attack on federalism'

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday hit out at the Centre over the extension of the Border Security Force's (BSF) jurisdiction in border states, including Punjab.

Navjot Singh Sidhu to meet Congress leaders in Delhi today

14 Oct 2021

Navjot Singh Sidhu to meet Congress leaders in Delhi today

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu will visit Delhi today to meet party general secretary KC Venugopal and Congress's Punjab affairs in-charge Harish Rawat.

Sidhu part of three-member panel formed to end Punjab deadlock

01 Oct 2021

Sidhu part of three-member panel formed to end Punjab deadlock

The Congress party has decided to set up a three-member panel to resolve the deadlock over key government appointments and new Cabinet Ministers in poll-bound Punjab.

Sidhu 'will remain Punjab Congress chief'; to meet CM today

30 Sep 2021

Sidhu 'will remain Punjab Congress chief'; to meet CM today

Days after stepping down as the Punjab Congress chief, Navjot Singh Sidhu may withdraw his resignation, his adviser Mohammad Mustafa has indicated.

Sidhu releases video, defends 'sudden resignation' as Punjab Congress chief

29 Sep 2021

Sidhu releases video, defends 'sudden resignation' as Punjab Congress chief

A day after stepping down as the Punjab Congress chief, Navjot Singh Sidhu broke his silence over his dramatic resignation through a video message on Twitter.

Punjab CM Channi allocates ministerial portfolios: Here's who gets what

28 Sep 2021

Punjab CM Channi allocates ministerial portfolios: Here's who gets what

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi allocated portfolios to his ministers on Tuesday.

Navjot Singh Sidhu quits as Punjab Congress chief

28 Sep 2021

Navjot Singh Sidhu quits as Punjab Congress chief

Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday resigned as the chief of Punjab Congress, merely two months after taking charge of the top job.

Punjab CM surprises newly-married couple, stops vehicle to wish them

27 Sep 2021

Punjab CM surprises newly-married couple, stops vehicle to wish them

A newly-married couple was in for a pleasant surprise when Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday stopped his vehicle to wish them.

Punjab CM meets Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, discusses Cabinet formation

25 Sep 2021

Punjab CM meets Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, discusses Cabinet formation

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi met Rahul Gandhi in Delhi on Friday night and is learned to have discussed the new Cabinet formation in the state, sources said.

Channi, Deputy CMs, Sidhu in Delhi to discuss Cabinet expansion

21 Sep 2021

Channi, Deputy CMs, Sidhu in Delhi to discuss Cabinet expansion

The newly-elected Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, his two deputies, and state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu took a chartered flight to Delhi on Tuesday to discuss the expansion of the new Cabinet with the party's central leadership, sources said.

In Congress's Punjab, coin toss decides teachers' postings

13 Feb 2018

In Congress's Punjab, coin toss decides teachers' postings

In a shocking incident, Punjab's technical education minister Charanjit Singh Channi took to tossing a coin to decide on the right candidate, when two teachers were vying for the same post in a polytechnic institute.