Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh became 26th Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab on 16th March 2017. On the other hand, Navjot Singh Siddhu swore in as a Cabinet Minister of Punjab. Congress won in the Assembly election 2017. Amrinder Singh is a former army captain. He also served as a deputy leader of the opposition in the 16th Lok Sabha till 2016. This is the second term he is serving as a chief minister. Capt. Amarinder took oath of the office in the presence of Governor V.P. Singh Badnore at the swearing-in ceremony which was held at the Punjab Raj Bhawan, Chandigarh.
The Congress grabbed 77 seats in the recent Assembly election and has come to power after a decade by getting a clear majority. The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal faced one of its worst electoral defeat as it managed to win only 18 seats along with its ally BJP.
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