Manohar Lal Khattar takes oath as Haryana Chief Minister, Dushyant Chautala as deputy CM
Chandigarh : Manohar Lal Khattar took oath as Haryana chief minister for the second term on Sunday and will lead the BJP-JJP coalition government in the state. Haryana governor Satyadeo Narain Arya administered the oath at a ceremony held at the Raj Bhawan here on the occasion of Diwali.
BJP working president J P Nadda, Punjab governor V P Singh Badnore, former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, Union ministers Krishan Pal Gurjar, R L Kataria, Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jairam Thakur, former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal were present on the occasion.
Jannayak Janta Party leader Dushyant Chautala's father Ajay Chautala, who stepped out of the Tihar jail on Saturday on a furlough, also attended the event.
Dushyant Chautala's mother Naina Chautala, who has been re-elected MLA for the second time, was also present. Ajay Chautala is lodged in the Tihar jail in Delhi after his conviction in a teachers' recruitment scam. The BJP had on Friday sealed a deal with the JJP to form the next government in Haryana after the saffron party fell short of the majority mark by six seats.
In the 90-member assembly, a minimum strength of 46 MLAs is required to form the government.