TIA NEWS / CHANDIGARH
Captain Amarinder Singh will be sworn in as Chief Minister of Punjab on March 16th at Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh. A spokesman of the Governor House told media that Captain Amarinder Singh met the state Governor V P Singh Badnore in Chandigarh today and staked claim to form the government.
He presented the list of Congress legislators to the Governor. He met the Governor along with Congress leaders Asha Kumari and Ashok Gehlot. Amrinder Singh will meet Rahul Gandhi on 14th March to discuss his about his future cabinet.
Earlier, during a meeting of the newly elected legislators, he was elected Leader of the Congress Legislature Party in Chandigarh in the presence of central observers of the party.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal submitted his resignation to the Governor. The Governor asked him to continue till the new government takes oath. Prior to it, Badal held a meeting of the Cabinet which took a decision to recommend the dissolution of 14th Punjab Assembly to the Governor.