Punjab CM swearing-in Highlights: Bhagwant Mann quotes Bhagat Singh, ‘Ishq karna…’

Updated on Mar 16, 2022 01:51 PM IST

Bhagwant Mann swearing-in Highlights: Arrangements were made to accommodate tens of thousands of people for the ceremony at Khatkar Kalan.

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann.
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann.

Aam Admi Party (AAP) leader Bhagwant Mann was sworn in as Punjab chief minister at Khatkar Kalan, Bhagat Singh's ancestral village. The AAP-exclusive event war attended by the party's national convener, Arvind Kejriwal, along with all its Punjab MLAs. The outgoing chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi was not invited to the oath-taking ceremony. AAP swept Punjab assembly elections by winning 92 seats in the 117-member assembly, marking the biggest victory in the state to date.

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  • Mar 16, 2022 01:51 PM IST

    Ishq karna…’: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann quotes Bhagat Singh

    Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann quoted Bhagat Singh after taking oath of the office in Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of celebrated freedom fighter Sardar Bhagat Singh. 

    "Ishq karna sabka paidaishi haq hai, kyun na is baar watan ki sarzamin ko mehboob bana liya jaye."

  • Mar 16, 2022 01:38 PM IST

    Mann takes oath as Punjab CM, highlights significance of venue

    AAP's Bhagwant Mann has been sworn in as Punjab chief minister at a venue in Khatkar Kalan. Mann started his address by highlighting the significance of the venue and paid tribute to martyrs. He appealed to the newly-elected AAP MLAs to not get arrogant, saying the Punjab government will work all.

  • Mar 16, 2022 01:25 PM IST

    Bhagwant Mann, Kejriwal arrive at venue, swearing-in shortly

    AAP leaders Bhagwant Mann and Arvind Kejriwal have arrived at the venue for the oath-taking ceremony.

  • Mar 16, 2022 12:59 PM IST

    Pandals full as crowd awaits Mann's arrival

    People started arriving for the oath-taking ceremony from 9am and pandals were full by 11.30am. AAP MLAs Aman Arora, Harpal Singh Cheema, Kultar Singh Sandhwan, Neena Mittal, Jaikishan Singh Rori and Santosh Kataria were among the early birds and half the newly-elected legislators were in by 11.30am.

  • Mar 16, 2022 12:55 PM IST

    Ceremony delayed as Mann, Kejriwal and governor yet to arrive

    The swearing-in ceremony, earlier scheduled to commence at 12.30pm, has been delayed as Punjab CM-elect Bhagwant Mann, governor, and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal are yet to arrive at the venue. Most of the newly-elected Punjab AAP MLAs have reached the venue in Khatkar Kalan.

  • Mar 16, 2022 12:45 PM IST

    'Ajj ton har Punjabi CM houga': AAP's Raghav Chadha tweets ahead of swearing-in

    Punjab CM-designate with AAP Delhi MLA Raghav Chadha.
    Punjab CM-designate with AAP Delhi MLA Raghav Chadha.

    AAP national spokesperson Raghav Chadha tweeted pictures with Punjab CM-designate, saying today marks an important day in the history of Punjab as “three crore Punjabis will together be sworn in as Chief Minister along with” Bhagwant Mann.

    “Oath to change this corrupt system & to fulfill dreams of Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh & Babasaheb Ambedkar. Ajj ton har Punjabi CM houga (today every Punjabi will be CM)” Chadha wrote on Twitterg

  • Mar 16, 2022 12:13 PM IST

    Singer Gurdas Maan says AAP's Punjab win 'just a beginning'

    Punjabi singer Gurdas Maan said that the Aam Aadmi Party's win in state assembly elections is “just a beginning.” Maan, who is in Khatkar Kalan to attend the swearing-in ceremony, told news agency ANI that the ideology of AAP is special and he prays that “God gives them (AAP) courage to make prosperous Punjab.”

  • Mar 16, 2022 11:53 AM IST

    Bhagwant Mann: From stand-up comic to Punjab CM

    The former stand up comic and a two-time Lok Sabha MP is set to become the next chief minister of Punjab after massive win in recently-concluded state polls. From a stint as a stand up comic to a politician, one thing that has been common for Mann - the stage. 

    Read more about the 48-year-old politician who will govern Punjab

  • Mar 16, 2022 11:36 AM IST

    Congress MP Manish Tewari shares invitation card, says was not invited to Channi's swearing-in

    Lok Sabha member Manish Tewari shared the invitation card sent to him to attend Bhagwant Mann's swearing-in ceremony, saying he will not be able to make it due to the Parliament session. Tewari also said that he was not invited to Charanjit Singh Channi's oath-taking ceremony despite being from the same party.

  • Mar 16, 2022 11:27 AM IST

    Punjab CM swearing-in: Three stages at venue

    Three stages have been set up for the swearing-in ceremony, officials privy to the matter told HT. The main stage will be used for taking the oath as Punjab CM, the second one for the Delhi chief minister and his cabinet colleagues, and the third one for all AAP's winning candidates in the recently-concluded Punjab elections. Read more…

  • Mar 16, 2022 11:21 AM IST

    Bhagwant Mann swearing-in: Over 3 lakh people expected to attend

    Over three lakh people are expected to attend Punjab CM-designate Bhagwant Mann's oath-taking ceremony, likely to start at 12.30pm. Renowned singer Gurdas Mann, Manmohan Waris and his brother Kamal Heer, Karamjit Anmol, Binnu Dhillon and other famous personalities from the Punjabi music and film industry are among the special invitees.

  • Mar 16, 2022 11:02 AM IST

    ‘Baby Bhagwant Mann’ to attend ceremony

    The child who had gone viral after dressing up as Arvind Kejriwal is now set to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Bhagwant Mann, this time dressed as the CM-designate.

  • Mar 16, 2022 10:20 AM IST

    'The golden rays of the sun...': Mann tweets ahead of swearing-in

    "The golden rays of the sun have brought a new dawn today. Today the whole Punjab will take oath at Khatkar Kalan to make the dreams of Shaheed Bhagat Singh and Baba Sahib come true," Bhagwant Mann tweeted this morning. Read more…

  • Mar 16, 2022 10:19 AM IST

    Stalin, Akhilesh Yadav wish Mann ahead of swearing-in

    Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav wished AAP's Bhagwant Mann ahead of the oath-taking ceremony. Wishing the new government a successful tenure, Stalin said that Tamil Nadu and Punjab share a long history of being vocal about linguistic rights and rights of the state in the Indian Union. 

  • Mar 16, 2022 10:13 AM IST

    'Whole of Punjab will take a pledge today': Arvind Kejriwal

    The people of Punjab will come together today to help make the state happy and prosperous, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted Wednesday morning, hours Bhagwant Mann is sworn in as the state's new chief minister. Read here…

  • Mar 16, 2022 09:45 AM IST

    No former CMs to be present at Khatkar Kalan

    As Bhagwant Mann prepares to take oath as Punjab CM, reports suggest that no former chief ministers have been invited for the event.


Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann-led cabinet gives nod for 25,000 govt jobs

Published on Mar 20, 2022 01:22 AM IST

AAP leader Bhagwant Mann repeatedly raised the issue of unemployment during electioneering. Talking about the plight of unemployed youth, Mann had blamed previous regimes for not generating employment, which led to an exodus of talent to foreign countries.

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann with his cabinet ministers during the first cabinet meeting, in Chandigarh. (PTI Photo)
By, Chandigarh

AAP nominates party MLA Kultar Singh Sandhwan as next Punjab assembly speaker

Published on Mar 18, 2022 10:11 PM IST

Sandhwan, who will be formally elected on Monday, will succeed Congress leader Rana Kanwar Pal Singh in the post.

Aam Aadmi Party MLA Kultar Sandhwan with supporters after retaining the Kotkapura assembly segment in Faridkot district, on March 10. (HT Photo)
By, New Delhi

After taking oath as Punjab CM, Bhagwant Mann gets down to work

Published on Mar 16, 2022 05:49 PM IST

Aam Aadmi Party leader Bhagwant Mann was sworn in as the Punjab chief minister on Wednesday

Bhagwant Mann assuming charge as the Punjab chief minister in Chandigarh on Wednesday as A Venu Prasad, the additional chief secretary to the CM, looks on. (HT Photo)

AAP born by deceiving Anna movement: Vij's dig as Mann becomes Punjab CM     

Updated on Mar 16, 2022 03:46 PM IST

The AAP romped home winning 92 seats in the 117-member Punjab Assembly, decimating the Congress and the SAD-BSP combine.

Haryana minister Anil Vij. (HT File)

'Punjab di aan, baan aur shaan...': AAP tweets as Bhagwant Mann takes oath

Updated on Mar 16, 2022 02:36 PM IST

Besides Arvind Kejriwal, no other chief minister were present in the oath-taking ceremony.

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann.

Congratulations to Bhagwant Mann, jab at Channi: Manish Tewari's 2-in-1 tweet

Updated on Mar 16, 2022 12:18 PM IST

Earlier, Tewari, who is the Lok Sabha MP from Punjab's Anandpur Sahib, exchanged sharp words with Charanjit Singh Channi last month after his controversial 'bhaiya' remarks against migrants entering Punjab.

Tewari tweeted congratulations to Mann and thanked him and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) - which routed the Congress in last month's election - for inviting him to the ceremony.(File photo)
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

Sidhu steps down as Punjab Congress chief after Sonia Gandhi's order 

Updated on Mar 16, 2022 11:29 AM IST

His resignation comes a day after Congress chief Sonia Gandhi asked the PCC presidents of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur to put in their resignations in order to facilitate reorganisation of the party.

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned after his party's debacle in the recently held assembly elections. (ANI file)

Gandhis totally to blame for Congress rout in Punjab: Amarinder

Published on Mar 14, 2022 08:24 PM IST

Former Punjab CM slammed Congress Working Committee for trying to put blame for the party’s defeat on him instead of “gracefully admitting their own blunders”

Capt Amarinder Singh said the real reason for the defeat of the Congress in Punjab was the party high command first favouring and then failing to rein in people like Navjot Singh Sidhu, “who indulged in tarnishing the image of the party for their own gains”. (HT file photo)

Punjab CM-designate Bhagwant Mann resigns as Lok Sabha MP

Updated on Mar 14, 2022 05:31 PM IST

On last day as Sangrur MP, Mann said Punjab has given him a huge responsibility and he promised the people of Sangrur that a bold voice for them will echo soon in Parliament

Punjab CM-designate Bhagwant Mann handing over his resignation from the membership of the Lok Sabha to Speaker Om Birla in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
ByAsian News International

After poll rout, Badal puts up brave front, says Akalis will bounce back

Published on Mar 14, 2022 04:50 PM IST

Shiromani Akali Dal core committee meeting in Chandigarh deliberates on reasons for the party’s worst-ever electoral performance in the Punjab assembly elections

Former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal with Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal at the party’s core committee meeting in Chandigarh on Monday. (Keshav Singh/HT)

Know the Ludhiana MLAs and their priorities

Published on Mar 14, 2022 02:12 AM IST

Hindustan Times caught up with the MLAs in Ludhiana to know about their motivation behind joining politics and what changes they envision for the respective constituencies.

AAP candidate Madan Lal Bagga from Ludhiana North constituency with his supporters after result. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Arvind Kejriwal, Bhagwant Mann at Golden Temple ahead of victory roadshow. Watch

Published on Mar 13, 2022 01:29 PM IST

Mann, who won from the Dhuri seat by over 58,000 votes is set to take oath as the chief minister on Wednesday.

Both the leaders also paid floral tribute at Jallianwala Bagh memorial in Amritsar.(Twitter/AAP)
By | Written by Ishika Yadav | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Punjab CM-designate Bhagwant Mann meets governor, stakes claim to form govt

Published on Mar 13, 2022 01:01 AM IST

The 48-year-old was elected the AAP Legislature Party leader in Mohali on Friday, a day after the AAP registered a huge win in the Punjab assembly elections, winning 92 seats in the 117-member assembly.

Punjab chief minister-elect Bhagwant Mann meets governor Banwarilal Purohit to stake claim to form the new government in the state after AAP won the assembly polls with a two-thirds majority, at Raj Bhavan, in Chandigarh on Saturday. (ANI)
By, Chandigarh

122 ex-ministers, MLAs stripped of security cover in Punjab

Updated on Mar 13, 2022 05:21 AM IST

Prominent among those who lost their security cover are former ministers Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, Manpreet Singh Badal, Raj Kumar Verka, Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Brahm Mohindra, Sangat Singh Gilzian and former speaker Rana KP Singh

A day after Punjab CM-designate Bhagwant Mann met the state director general of police and chief secretary, Punjab Police on Friday withdrew security cover of 122 politicians, including former Congress ministers, MLAs and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders.
By, Chandigarh

Bhagwant Mann strips 122 leaders of security cover, says cops are for public

Published on Mar 12, 2022 10:38 PM IST

A few hours ago, Mann met Governor Banwarilal Purohit at Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh on Saturday to stake a claim to form the government.

Punjab chief minister-designate Bhagwant Mann speaks to the media after meeting State Governor Banwarilal Purohit to stake claim to form the new government in Punjab.(ANI)
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi
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