Chandigarh, Oct 26 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal expanded his cabinet by inducting Akali Dal leader Sewa Singh Sekhwan as a Cabinet Minister today.
State Governor S F Rodrigues administered the oath of office and secrecy to Sekhwan at at Raj Bhavan here.
Sekhwan, who had won the by-election to the Kahnuwan assembly constituency in August, fills the slot, which fell vacant following the death of Cooperation Minister Kanwaljit Singh in a road accident.
Sekhwan was a cabinet minister in the previous SAD-BJP government from 1997 to 2002.
He first got elected as MLA in 1997 from Kahnuwan and was given the charge of Revenue, Rehabilitation and Public Relations minister in the Badal Government.
He is a member of Shiromani Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC), the supreme Sikh body, besides being a member of the core committee of Political Affairs Committee (PAC) and working committee of SAD. (ANI)