Outgoing Chief Minister of Punjab Charanjit Singh Channi submitted his resignation along with other cabinet members to Governor Banwarilal Purohit in Chandigarh.
“I have given my resignation to the Governor. He told me and the cabinet to continue until the new Government is sworn in. I accept the people’s mandate,” Channi said after submitting his resignation.
“We will always be there to serve the people of Punjab. We will continue doing our duty and be among them. I request the new government to continue the public welfare projects and schemes that we brought in, in the last 111 days,” he said.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister-elect Bhagwant Mann is scheduled to meet Aam Aadmi Party’s national convenor Arvind Kejriwal today.
“I am going to Delhi to meet the founder of our party Arvind Kejriwal,” said Mann before leaving from Sangrur.
The AAP had a landslide win in the Punjab Assembly polls by winning 92 seats to form its government in the state with a three-fourth majority in the 117-member legislative assembly.