Chandigarh: After a nod by Haryana Governor Satyadev Narain Arya on Saturday Manohar Lal Khattar took oath as chief minister (BJP) and Dushyant Chautala of (JJP) took oath as deputy chief minister.
Earlier, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar along with JJP leader Dushyat Chautala and others,met the Governor and to stake claim to form the next government. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh, state incharge of party affairs Anil Jain were also present on the occasion.
After the meeting, Mr Khattar informed the mediapersons that the Governor has invited them to form alliance government and asked to reach Raj Bhawan at 1315 hrs on Sunday (Diwali day). He said that swearing-in ceremony will take place at 1415 hrs and he will take oath as the Chief Minister and added that JJP leader Dushyant Chautala would also take oath as Deputy Chief Minister on the occasion.
When confronted on how many MLAs would be inducted in council of ministers, Mr Khattar said that the information in this connection would be shared with media on Sunday after consultations with the senior leaders of both the parties.
Earlier, Mr Khattar along with Mr Chautala met the Governor and submitted a list of 57 MLAs, including 40 from BJP, ten from JJP and seven Independents. He also submitted the resignations from the post of Chief Ministership and council of his ministers of the outgoing government which were accepted by the Governor. The Governor asked him to continue as Chief Minister till the formation of new government.(UNI)