Manohar Lal Khattar Takes Oath As Haryana Chief Minister
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and JJP leader Dushyant Chautala during a press conference in New Delhi. (Source: PTI)

Manohar Lal Khattar Takes Oath As Haryana Chief Minister

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Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday took oath as chief minister of Haryana for the second time and will lead the Bharatiya Janata Party-Jannayak Janta Party coalition government in the state.

JJP leader Dushyant Chautala took oath as the deputy chief minister.

Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya administered oath at a ceremony held at the Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh.

BJP working president JP Nadda, Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore, former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Union ministers Krishan Pal Gurjar, RL Kataria, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur, former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, and SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal were present on the occasion.

JJP leader Dushyant Chautala’s father Ajay Chautala, who stepped out of the Tihar jail on Saturday on a furlough, attended the event, besides mother Naina Chautala, who has been re-elected MLA for the second time.

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 six seats from the majority mark.

In the 90-member assembly, a minimum strength of 46 MLAs is required to form the government.

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