Bhupinder Singh Hooda was on Sunday sworn-in the chief minister of Haryana for a second term.
Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia administered the oath of office and secrecy to Hooda at a ceremony in the Haryana Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh on Sunday evening.
This is the second time that Hooda has taken over the reins of the state. He first became the chief minister in March 2005.
The Congress in Haryana emerged as the single largest party in the state assembly elections on Oct 13 with 40 seats in the 90-member assembly, falling short of simple majority by six seats.
Seven Independent candidates, however, on Friday extended their support for the formation of the new government and shored up the Congress party.