Manohar Lal Khattar took oath as Haryana Chief Minister on Sunday for his second term after the recently concluded polls in the state. Along with him, Jannayak Janta Party chief Dushyant Chautala also took oath as Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana. The oath ceremony took place at the Raj Bhavan.
Sharing some glimpses of today's oath ceremony. pic.twitter.com/yIc2a48YKR
— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) October 27, 2019
An interesting fact about the oath ceremony was that no other minister was sworn in on Sunday. The oath ceremony saw the presence of Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya, BJP’s working president JP Nadda, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Shiromani Akali Dal leader Sukhbir Singh Badal and former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
Manohar Lal Khattar had met Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya on Saturday with JJP chief Dushyant Chautala met to stake the claim for forming the government with the support of 57-MLAs.
On the induction of the new Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister in the Haryana state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the leaders. Narendra Modi also expressed his faith in both the leaders for working towards the fulfillment of the aspirations of the people of Haryana. He posted a tweeted message conveying the same message-
The tweet read- “Congratulations to Manohar Lal Khattar Ji and Dushyant Chautala on taking oath as CM and Deputy CM of Haryana.”
Best wishes to them as they work to fulfil the aspirations of the people of Haryana.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 27, 2019
Haryana state went to the polls for its 90 assembly seat on October 21. Bhartiya Janta Party won 40 seats in the Haryana Assembly poll. Congress party secured the second position by winning on 31 seats, while Dushyant Chautala-led Jannayak Janata Party got 10 seats. Indian National Lok Dal was able to secure just one seat, while other smaller regional parties grabbed eight seats.
Finally, with the support of JJP and Independent candidates, BJP was able to claim the majority on Sunday.