Chandigarh, Aug 10 (ANI): Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal was sworn-in as Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab today.
Governor S F Rodrigues administered the oath of office and secrecy to him at the Raj Bhawan.
The 47-year-old Sukhbir took the oath in Punjabi.
Besides Parkash Singh Badal, the ceremony was attended by the Chief Minister's cabinet colleagues and BJP leaders from the state, among others.
Badal registered a thumping victory from Jalalabad constituency in Ferozpur district, as his party swept all three seats in a by election to the Punjab Assembly.
Badal defeated his nearest rival former Minister Hans Raj Joshan of Congress by over 80,000 votes.
Earlier, Badal had resigned from the post of Punjab's Deputy Chief Minister, after he failed to make it to the Legislature Assembly in the prescribed six-month duration.
Badal was sworn-in as MLA alongwith two other newly elected MLAs. (ANI)