Khattar to take oath as Haryana chief minister on Oct. 26

  • ANI, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Oct 21, 2014 19:28 IST

Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Tuesday invited Manohar Lal Khattar, who has been unanimously elected as the next chief minister-elect of Haryana, to take oath of office on October 26.

A BJP delegation led by Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and party vice president Dinesh Sharma, accompanied by Khattar and other party leaders met Governor Solanki and handed over a letter reflecting the unanimous decision of choosing Khattar to be the next chief minister of the state.

Naidu told media persons that the oath taking ceremony will be held around 11 a.m. at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula.

He also added that the newly elected MLA from Prithla, Tek Chand Sharma, who had fought on a BSP ticket, has also lent his unconditional support to the BJP government and submitted a letter in this regard to the Governor.

Earlier, Khattar was unanimously elected by BJP MLAs to be their assembly leader in a meeting in Chandigarh.

Sixty-year-old Khattar won the assembly elections from the Karnal seat and has also been the Chairman of BJP's Haryana Election Campaign Committee for the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.

Contesting the Haryana Assembly polls on its own for the first time, the BJP attained a majority by bagging 47 of the 90 assembly seats in the state.

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