Neighbours in Kharar elated at Charanjit Singh Channi’s elevation

Sanjay Bumbroo

Tribune News Service

Mohali, September 19

Relatives and supporters thronged the residence of Charanjit Singh Channi at Kharar this evening as soon as the news broke that the Chamkaur Sahib MLA will be the new Chief Minister of Punjab.

They distributed sweets among visitors and danced to the beats of dhol.

Even as Channi was at the Raj Bhawan, neighbours said they would wait for him till late in the evening.

Supporters of Punjab CM-designate Charanjit Singh Channi dance to dhol beats at Gobind Colony in Kharar on Sunday. Vicky

Channi’s house had already been decorated with colourful lights and shamiana as his son Navjeet Singh is set to get married on October 10 and the family had organised akhand path today.

Talking to Chandigarh Tribune, Channi’s immediate neighbour Kuldeep Singh, a Sugarfed employee, said they were happy that Channi would be the new Chief Minister of the state.

“He is a down-to-earth man,” said Kuldeep Singh. “Whether as a Cabinet Minister or a councillor, he has always remained approachable.” “No barricades have ever been erected on the road leading to Channi’s house,” he added.

Kuldeep hoped that even after becoming the Chief Minister, no barricades would be erected on the road.

All family members of Channi are highly educated, said Kuldeep, adding that despite facing some tough moments, the newly elected Chief Minister could always be seen in high spirits.

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