Charanjit Singh Channi has been unanimously elected as the new Punjab Chief Minister, Congress senior leader Harish Rawat announced on Twitter.
"It gives me immense pleasure to announce that Sh. #CharanjitSinghChanni has been unanimously elected as the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party of Punjab," party General Secretary, and Punjab in charge, Harish Rawat, said in a tweet.
Channi is the first Dalit leader to be selected as chief minister of the state.
The development comes a day after Captain Amarinder Singh stepped down as the Chief Minister of Punjab.
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