New Delhi, September 19
Congress leaders on Sunday hailed the election of Charanjit Singh Channi to be the primary Dalit chief minister of Punjab and hoped the choice will fortify social justice and open new doorways of empowerment for the group and different deprived sections.
After Channi was elected the Congress Legislature Occasion chief, Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “Congratulations to Shri Charanjit Singh Channi Ji for the brand new accountability. We should proceed to satisfy the guarantees made to the individuals of Punjab. Their belief is of paramount significance.”
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala mentioned, “The Congress creates a brand new historical past by appointing Punjab’s first Dalit CM in Sardar Charanjit Channi.”
“Let occasions file that this determination will singularly fortify social justice and open new doorways of empowerment for our Dalit, Backward and deprived brothers and sisters throughout India,” he mentioned on Twitter.
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu tweeted, “Historic !! Punjab’s first Dalit CM-Designate … Might be written with Golden letters in Historical past. A tribute to the spirit of the Structure and the Congress.”
Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh additionally gave his greatest needs to Channi and mentioned, “I hope he’s in a position to preserve the border state of Punjab protected and shield our individuals from the rising safety risk from throughout the border.”
Congress chief whip in Lok Sabha Manickam Tagore congratulated Channi.
“Could you proceed to serve the individuals of Punjab with dedication and integrity and champion the ideologies of the Congress. New Chapter begins. He would be the solely Dalit CM of the nation after taking oath. There are BJP authorities in 12 states, not a single Dalit CM has been made,” he mentioned on Twitter.
He thanked Congress president Sonia Gandhiji and his chief Rahul Gandhi for giving the voice to the final row.
The Congress SC division hailed Channi’s appointment and mentioned Punjab—the state with the best Dalit inhabitants—will see its first Dalit chief minister.
Channi, 49, turns into chief minister with lower than six month to go earlier than the meeting polls in Punjab. He’ll take oath Monday morning.
An estimated 30 per cent of the state’s inhabitants, counting each Sikhs and Hindus, is from that group.
The opposition BJP had earlier introduced that if voted to energy in Punjab, it is going to make a Dalit the chief minister, whereas the Shiromani Akali Dal—which is combating the polls in alliance with the BSP—had mentioned its deputy CM can be from that group. PTI