Charanjit Singh Channi, a member of the Congress party, has been named Punjab’s new chief minister. In Capt Amarinder Singh’s administration, Channi served as the Technical Education Minister. Harish Rawat, the Punjab Congress in-charge, said, “It gives me enormous pleasure to inform that Sh Charanjit Singh Channi has been unanimously elected as the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party of Punjab.” Following two days of high drama in Punjab, Amarinder Singh resigned as Chief Minister yesterday. Ambika Soni, Sunil Jakhar, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, and Punjab Congress head Navjot Singh Sidhu were all mentioned as possible candidates for the top position in the state.
Charanjit Singh Channi was born in an impoverished household in the Makrona Kalan hamlet near Chamkaur Sahib on April 2, 1972. He’d attended a government school in the area for his primary education. S. Harsa Singh is his father’s name, and Ajmer Kaur is his mother’s name.
For his higher schooling, Channi enrolled at Chandigarh’s Sri Guru Gobind Singh College. He went on to Punjab University Chandigarh to pursue his law degree after graduating from there. He went on to complete a Master’s in Business Administration at PTU Jalandhar and is now working on his PhD at Panjab University Chandigarh.
Since his father, Harsa Singh, was the Sarpanch of his village’s Gram Panchayat and afterwards a member of Block Samiti, Channi obtained his political education at home. Channi has been interested in politics since he was in elementary school, and he was elected President of the School Student Union.
“His father had to work a lot to raise his family to the level of economic stability for which he had to go to Malaysia,” the Punjab government’s website states, describing Channi’s family’s struggles. He put in a lot of effort, and success came to him and his family in the end. He returned to Kharar and established a tent house business, where Channi also worked as a tent boy. His father was a philanthropist of the highest kind.