Khattar takes oath as Haryana CM, Dushyant Chautala as his deputy

Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, Dushyant Chautala, chief minister, BJP, Jannayak Janta Party
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. Photo: ANI video grab

Manohar Lal Khattar took oath as Haryana’s chief minister for the second time on Sunday (October 27) and will lead the BJP-JJP coalition government in the state.

Jannayak Janta Party (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 here on Diwali day.

BJP working president JP Nadda, Punjab governor V P Singh Badnore, former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, Union ministers Krishan Pal Gurjar and R L 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, also attended the event.

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 six seats from the majority mark.

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