Amarinder Singh sworn in as Punjab chief minister

Amarinder Singh, Punjab CM

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.

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.