Manohar Lal Khattar was sworn in as Haryana’s Chief Minister for the second term on Sunday. While BJP ally Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) chief Dushyant Chautala took oath as his deputy.
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At the function in Chandigarh’s Raj Bhavan, BJP working president JP Nadda, Akali Dal chief Parkash Singh Badal, his son and senior party leader Sukhbir Badal and Congress’s Bhupinder Hooda were also present.
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The BJP won 40 seats and has entered a deal with Dushyant Chautala’s JJP, which won 10 seats in the recently concluded assembly elections.
Seven independent MLAs have also extended support to the BJP, helping it reach a tally of 57 seats in the 90-member house. In 2014, the BJP had won 47 seats. On the other hand, Congress performed better than expected with 31 seats, compared with the 15 it won in 2014.