Who is Charanjit Singh Channi?
Charanjit Singh Channi is a politician and the 27th Chief Minister of Punjab born in a Dalit Sikh family. He is the first Chief Minister of Punjab who comes from the Dalit Sikh community. Earlier, Charanjit Singh Channi handled the Ministry of Technical Education and Industrial Training in the cabinet of former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
For this reason, he has become very popular. He contested elections from the Chamkaur Sahib assembly constituency of Punjab and was elected MLA. Charanjit Singh Channi has become MLA thrice from the Chamkaur Sahib assembly constituency.
More about Charanjit Singh Channi!!
Charanjit Singh Channi has been an opponent of Captain Amarinder Singh and is very close to the Gandhi family and Rahul Gandhi. Punjab has the most significant number of Dalit Sikhs in India. About 32% of their numbers are there. Charanjit Singh Channi is the new political face for Dalit Sikh because he is also from Sikh society. It has happened after many years that the command of Punjab Congress has been handed over to a Dalit Chief Minister. Charanjit Singh Channi Ramdasia is a Sikh. Charanjit Singh Channi also raised his voice against Captain Amarinder Singh.
The first entry in politics:-
Charanjit Singh Channi made his first step in politics in 2007 when he was elected MLA from Chamkaur Sahib assembly constituency of Punjab. In the year 2012 and 2017 also, he remained MLA from the same constituency by winning the seat again. Charanjit Singh Channi has become the Chief Minister of Punjab after the resignation of former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in 2021.
Charanjit Singh Channi’s net worth!!
The estimated net worth of Charanjit Singh Channi is around 14 crores. It is an estimated amount. He considered this estimated amount before he became the Chief Minister.
Some interesting facts about Charanjit Singh Channi!!
He is the first Chief Minister of Punjab who is from the Dalit Sikh community.
Charanjit Singh Channi is a prominent leader of the Punjab Congress.
After the resignation of former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, he has become the new Chief Minister of Punjab.
He has won the post of MLA thrice from Chamkaur Sahib Assembly Constituency of Punjab.
He previously held the Ministry of Technical Education and Industrial Training in the cabinet of former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
His name is also associated with controversies. In the year 2018, he also took action against them in the “MeToo” case. He was accused of sending the wrong message to a woman IAS officer.
He also alleged that Charanjit Singh Channi had constructed an illegal road at the behest of his astrologer, which the Chandigarh Government later demolished.
An Aam Aadmi Party leader also accused Charanjit Singh Channi and his nephew of illegal mining. Later, while reacting to this whole matter, he said that he had nothing to do with this entire matter.
Charanjit Singh Channi did his LLB from Panjab University Chandigarh.
Charanjit Singh Channi has also done MBA from Punjab Technical University Jalandhar.
Charanjit Singh Channi was an outstanding player of handball; he has also won many medals.
Charanjit Singh Channi also became the Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Legislative Assembly.
Charanjit Singh Channi has also served as the President of the Municipal Council for 2 years.
In 2007, Charanjit Singh Channi was elected a member of the Punjab Legislative Assembly.
He had also taken membership of Shiromani Akali Dal, but later, he again joined the Congress.
Charanjit Singh Channi was accused of recommending the transfer of an Indian Administrative Service officer when he was the Technical Education Minister as they did not like him.
Charanjit Singh Channi has been unanimously elected as the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party of Punjab.
Conflict Period (History)!!
Charanjit Singh Channi’s life has been full of struggle. His father’s financial condition was terrible. His house was not good in childhood, so his father went to Malaysia to earn money. After collecting some money, he returned, and his father had also started the tent work. Charanjit Singh Channi also used to help his father. Then gradually, the condition of his house had improved a bit. His father used to be the sarpanch of his village panchayat. Charanjit Singh Channi also contested elections from Chamkaur Sahib in Punjab in 2007 and won the seat and became an MLA. His political career has been outstanding.