Bhagat Chunni Lal was elected the leader of BJP Legislature Party here on Friday. Lal, who is MLA from Jalandhar West (SC) constituency, was unanimously elected the BJP Legislature Party leader in a meeting of the newly-elected legislators of the party here this afternoon.
Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley was also present in the meeting.
The BJP also endorsed the election of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patron Parkash Singh Badal as leader of the SAD Legislature Party, thus paving the way for his elevation as Punjab chief minister for the fifth time.
The SAD-BJP alliance stormed to power in Punjab for the historic second time in a row in the just-concluded assembly elections.
While the SAD bagged 56 of the 117 seats in the state, the BJP managed to get 12 seats.