Bhupinder Hooda takes oath as Haryana Chief Minister for second time

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Chandigarh, Oct 25 (ANI): Bhupinder Singh Hooda was sworn in as Haryana's Chief Minister for a second consecutive term on Sunday.

Governor Jagannath Pahadia administered the oath of office and secrecy to Hooda in a ceremony held at the Haryana Raj Bhavan.

All the newly elected members of the assembly were also present during the oath-taking ceremony.

Earlier in the day, Hooda's name was decided by the Congress High Command in New Delhi, as Sonia Gandhi was authorized to decide the Haryana leadership issue.

Along with Hooda, names of Union Tourism Minister Kumari Selja and Congress MP from Ambala were also reportedly discussed by party's high command.

Previously, Hooda has been the Lok Sabha member for four terms in 1991, 1996, 1998, 2004 and the leader of opposition in Haryana's Legislative Assembly from 2001 to 2004.

He also served as the President of Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) from 1996 to 2001.

In March 2005, Hooda replaced Om Prakash Chautala as the Chief Minister of the State. (ANI)

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