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Randip Singh Nabha replaced Kuljit Singh Nagra in Punjab cabinet at last minute

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | September 26, 2021 03:17 PM

Randip Singh Nabha replaced Kuljit Singh Nagra in Punjab cabinet at last minute
CHANDIGARH: Confusion in Congress governent in Punjab continued till last minute and at leaset one name from the list of cabinet ministers was changed today. It is shocking news for Kuljit Singh Nagra to see he is being replaced by Randip Singh Nabha. Nagra's name was among the list of 15 ministers which came to light yesterday.

The new cabinet ministers would take oath today at 4.30 PM. Those taking oath included Brahm Mahindra, Manpreet Singh Badal, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Vijayinder Singla, Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, Rana Gurjit Singh, Bharat Bhushan Aashu, Aruna Chaudhary, Kaka Randip Singh, Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, Razia Sultana, Sangat Singh Gilzian, Pargat Singh, Raj Kumar Verka and Gurkirat Singh Kotli.

Many Congress MLAs had raised objection to re-entry of Rana Gurjit Singh who was ousted from Capt Amarinder Singh cabinet on the charges of illegal mining. The party however retained him.

Randip Singh Nagra is four time MLA from Amloh and Nagra is two time MLA from Sirhind. Gurprit Singh Kotli is from Khanna. Party dropped Nagra to maintain regional balance and added Rana Gurjit Singh from Doaba.

Kuljit Nagra later flashed a video on social media saying that he was never in the first list as he had already resigned from his MLAs seat and sent oit to speaker in support of farmers. He said that media was speculating about his inclusion in the cabinet.

Meanwhile two former ministers of Captain cabinet, Balbir Singh Sidhu and Gurpreet Singh Kangar at a press conference conveyed their displeasure over dripping them from the new cabinet headed by Charanjit Singh Channi. Sidhu who became emotional asked the party high command for reasons of his ouster. Sidhu gave account of his achievements and claimed he worked hard during Covid times. Kangar also wanted to know why he was dropped despite working hard.

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