Live: Manohar Lal Khattar takes oath as new Haryana CM

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Oct 26, 2014 11:56 IST

Anil Vij, Kavita Jain, OP Dhankar, Rao Narbir Singh sworn in as cabinet ministers.

Ram Bilas Sharma and Capt Abhimanyu takes oath as new Haryana cabinet ministers.

Manohar Lal Khattar takes oath is new Haryana CM

BJP veteran Murli Manohar Joshi arrives for for swearing-in ceremony.

Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi arrives for Khattar's swearing-in ceremony.

Former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu arrives for swearing-in ceremony.

BJP national president Amit Shah arrives for Khattar’s swearing-in ceremony.

Union minister Maneka Gandhi, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje Scindia, Gujarat CM Aandiben Patel, BJP leader JP Nadda and former Himachal CM Prem Kumar Dhumal arrive.

Probables for ministerial berths – Anil Vij, Kavita Jain, Ram Bilas Sharma, Rao Narbir Singh, OP Dhankar get on dais.

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh chauhan and his cabinet colleague Kailash Vijaywargia arrive.

Former Army chief and union minister VK Singh among the first ones to arrive for BJP’s first Haryana chief ministerManohar Lal Khattar’s swearing-in ceremony.

The stage is set for the swearing-in of Haryana’s first chief minister from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Manohar Lal Khattar, and his council of ministers on Sunday at Panchkula near here.

The ceremony will be an unprecedented mega event, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his cabinet colleagues, chief ministers of the BJP-ruled states, and other top leaders of the saffron party among nearly 150 VIPs in attendance. The function for which three daises have been raised will be start at the 13-acre fair grounds in Sector 5, Panchkula, at 11.23am. On one of the two stages along the main platform, the new BJP legislators and parliamentarian would sit, while the other is reserved for union ministers and religious leaders.

Besides Modi, BJP national president Amit Shah, former deputy prime minister LK Advani, and chief ministers Shivraj Singh Chauhan (Madhya Pradesh), Anandiben Patel (Gujarat), Vasundhara Raje Scindia (Rajasthan), Raman Singh (Chhatisgarh), and Manohar Parrikar (Goa) will also be coming to the ceremony, along with Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal and deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal. The seating arrangements are for more than 50,000 people.

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