Punjab swearing-in ceremony: Captain Amarinder Singh sworn in as chief minister

Sriparna Ghosh
Punjab swearing-in ceremony: Captain Amarinder Singh sworn in as chief minister

Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh was sworn-in as the chief minister of Punjab on Thursday by Governor VP Singh Badnore. Other party leaders too were sworn-in for various Cabinet posts during the oath-taking ceremony.

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The Congress managed to go well beyond the halfway mark in the elections, garnering 77 out of the 117 seats in the Assembly. One of the key reasons the Congress won was the people's disenchantment with the SAD-BJP government. 

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Here are the live updates:

11:45 am IST: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi thanked the people of Punjab for showing faith in Congress.

11:25 am IST: After the swearing in ceremony, Rahul Gandhi accuses BJP of using money to buy the support of MLAs in Manipur and Goa.

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11:15 am IST: Apna Punjab Party congratulates Captain Amarinder Singh.

10:40 am IST:  It was a disappointment for Siddhu, who was promised the post of Deputy chief minister but was sworn in as a cabinet minister.

10: 38 am IST: AAP's HS Phoolka, who will be the leader of Opposition in the 15th Punjab Vidhan Sabha, tweets about the unavailability of seats at the swearing-in ceremony.

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10: 33 am IST: Six-time MLA and Congress stalwart Brahm Mohindra takes oath.

10:30 am IST: Manpreet Singh Badal sworn in as cabinet minister of Punjab Government.

10:25 am IST: Navjot Singh Sidhu sworn in as a cabinet minister of Punjab government.

10:20 am IST: Congress' Captain Amarinder Singh sworn in as CM of Punjab.

10:10 am IST: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and former PM Manmohan Singh also present at the ceremony.

10 am IST: The ceremony where Captain Amarinder Singh will be administered the oath for the chief minister by the governor begins.

Paswan and Jadhav quarrelled, after which he flung chilli powder on his eyes and assaulted him. Then, Waghe and Khan caught hold of Jadhav, while Paswan put a rope around his neck, and Khan throttled him. Later, Kamlibai cut his throat with the sickle.


The court was told that the next morning, the accused reassembled and cut the victim's body into pieces, and detached his head and left leg, according to the girl. She even heard Pawar saying the work of eliminating Jadhav had been done. The accused packed the body in a gunny bag, and threw some body parts behind the house of Fatte Mohammad Shah at Dongarpada. The head was found 200 feet away, and the left leg in nearby bushes.

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