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Charanjit Singh Channi

Charanjit Singh Channi


Current Chief minister of Punjab, Charanjit Singh Channi is an Indian politician who belongs to the Indian National Congress party. He is the third time MLA in Punjab Legislative Assembly, representing the holy Chamkaur Sahib since 2007.

He was born in a humble family of Makarona Kalan village in Chamkaur Sahib district of Punjab in India and brought up in Kharar, SAS Nagar, Mohali Punjab, where his father has shifted the base from his native village. His father Harsa Singh was elected Sarpanch of the village and this ignite the political ambition of Mr. Channi.

Channi is very keen of education and earned three post graduate degree, MA in Political Science, Master of Business Administration and LL.B as well. He also entered into politics via campus. In 2002, he was elected as the president of the Kharar municipal council and never looked back thereafter. He won his first MLA election as an independent candidate from Chamkaur Sahib and then two subsequent terms as a Congress candidate. He was the leader of opposition in Punjab Legislative Assembly from 2015 to 2016. When Congress came into power in Punjab, Channi was appointed the Minister of Technical Education and Industrial Training in the Punjab Government Led by CM Captain Amarinder Singh.

Personal Life

Full Name Charanjit Singh Channi
Date of Birth 01 Mar 1963 (Age 59)
Place of Birth Makarona Kalan, Chamkaur Sahib, Punjab (India)
Party name Indian National Congress
Education MBA, LL.B. Ph.D.
Profession Business
Father's Name Harsa Singh
Mother's Name Ajmer Kaur
Spouse's Name Kamaljit Kaur
Spouse's Profession Doctor
Children 2 Son(s)


Permanent address H. No. 1661, Kharar, Teh. Kharar, Dist. S.A.S. Nagar, Mohali
Present address H. No. 1661, Kharar, Teh. Kharar, Dist. S.A.S. Nagar, Mohali
Contact number 9814460054
Email mlachanni@gmail.com

Interesting Facts

Channi is very fond of academics and owns three PG degree, MA in Political Science, MBA and LL.B.
Channi had debuted in politics as a student leader and went on to become the Chief Minister of Punjab.
Channi considered to be the first Chief Minister of Punjab who comes from a Dalit community.
His constituency Chamkaur Sahib is that holy place where the two great sons of Guru Govind Singh were martyred.
Channi is a sports lover also and has represented Punjab University thrice in handball.
He has never lost an election.
There have been controversies attached to him.

Political Timeline

  • 2021
    Charanjit Singh Channi was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Punjab as Captain Amarinder Singh resigned from the post.
  • 2017
    Third time MLA from Chamkaur Sahib, Channi was appointed the minister of Technical Education and Industrial Training in the Punjab Government led by Captain Amarinder Singh.
  • 2015
    He was appointed the Leader of Opposition in Punjab Vidhan Sabha and remained in the office for 11 December 2015 – 11 November 2016.
  • 2012
    Channi won MLA election from Chamkaur Sahib again but this time as a Congress Candidate
  • 2007
    He fought his maiden MLA election as an independent Candidate from Chamkaur Sahib Constituency in Punjab and and defeated Congress candidate to reach Punjab Legislative Assembly for the first time.
  • 2002
    Charanjit Singh Channi was elected President of Kharar Municipal Council.
Net Worth14.4 CRORE
Liabilities10.84 LAKHS

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.


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