The BJP's Manoharlal Khattar took oath as the Chief Minister of Haryana for a second term on Sunday. At the function in Chandigarh's Raj Bhavan, Dushyant Chautala, the chief of ally Jannayak Janta Party (JJP), has sworn-in as his deputy.
Union minister JP Nadda, Akali Dal chief Parkash Singh Badal, his son and senior party leader Sukhbir Badal, Congress's Bhupinder Hooda attended the ceremony. The BJP, which has 40 seats, has entered a deal with Dushyant Chautala's Jannayak Janta Party (JJP), which won 10 seats in the recently concluded assembly elections.
Seven independent MLAs have also extended support to the BJP, helping it reach a tally of 57 seats in the 90-member house.
The alliance staked claim to form government yesterday at a meeting with Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya.