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UPDATES: PM Modi wishes Khattar, Dushyant Chautala after oath-taking ceremony

By Anuj Cariappa

New Delhi, Oct 27: Manohar Lal Khattar took oath as the Chief Minister of Haryana for the second time on Sunday. The oath taking ceremony took place at 2.15. Dushyant Chautala of the JJP will be the deputy chief minister after his party extended support to the BJP.

LIVE:  Manohar Lal Khattar, Dushyant Chautala swears-in as Haryana CM and Dy CM

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5:28 PM, 27 Oct
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulates ML Khattar and Dushyant Chautala
5:27 PM, 27 Oct
PM Modi tweeted, "Congratulations to ML Khattar and Dushyant Chautala on taking oath as CM and Deputy CM of Haryana. Best wishes to them as they work to fulfil the aspirations of the people of Haryana."
5:27 PM, 27 Oct
PM Modi congratulates ML Khattar, Dushyant Chautala
2:50 PM, 27 Oct
Ajay Chautala, father of Haryana Dy CM Dushyant Chautala said,''What can be a better occasion for a father, than this? Congress can say anything they want to but this govt will go on for 5 years & work for the development of Haryana. There could not have been a better Diwali than this.''
2:45 PM, 27 Oct
BS Hooda said,''Alliance has been forged in manner of 'vote kisi ki, support kisi ko'. This govt is based on selfishness. JJP disrespected people's mandate. We had less time after changes in our org.Had the changes been made earlier, results would've been different.''
2:27 PM, 27 Oct
Dushyant Chautala takes oath as Haryana Deputy Chief Minister.
2:25 PM, 27 Oct
Manohar Lal Khattar takes oath as the Chief Minister of Haryana, at the Raj Bhawan.
2:24 PM, 27 Oct
BJP's Manohar Lal Khattar and JJP's Dushyant Chautala arrive on the stage at the Raj Bhavan. BJP national working president JP Nadda is also with them.
2:12 PM, 27 Oct
Shiromani Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal and party leader Sukhbir Singh Badal arrive at the Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of the state. Other leaders are also present.
2:12 PM, 27 Oct
Digvijay Chautala, Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) said,''Until yesterday they (Congress) were saying that it (BJP-JJP alliance) is against people's mandate. We have come after winning against them too. Congress could not gather the numbers. 'Majboor thi mazboot nahi'.''
1:50 PM, 27 Oct
Manohar Lal Khattar wrote:
11:39 AM, 27 Oct
The BJP-JJP alliance will not be smooth-sailing as Dushyant Chautala’s entire campaigning revolved around criticising the BJP government. His joining the hands with the BJP to catapult into power has irked many JJP leaders.
11:39 AM, 27 Oct
Following a family feud in 2018, Dushyant started JJP as a breakaway faction of the Indian National Lok Dal. Though the party didn’t put up an impressive show in the Lok Sabha Elections, JJP and Dushyant became the kingmaker in the Assembly election after a hung mandate.
10:39 AM, 27 Oct
JJP leader Dushyant Chatala, on his father Ajay Chautala being granted furlough, said, "He has been granted 14-day furlough after model code of conduct ended yesterday. Is parivartan ki neev ke andaar woh humare kandho ko taqat denge toh mera liye usse badi khushi ki baat kuch nahi hai.''
10:38 AM, 27 Oct
Haryana Deputy Chief Minister-designate Dushyant Chautala is like a child and his support to the BJP government is unconditional, newly elected Independent legislator and Dushyant's grand uncle Ranjit Singh Chautala said on Saturday.
10:37 AM, 27 Oct
At least two MLAs from Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) and a few Independents are likely to be inducted into the Council of Ministers that will take oath on Sunday here along with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and JJP chief Dushyant Chautala as his deputy.
10:37 AM, 27 Oct
At least two MLAs from Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) and a few Independents are likely to be inducted into the Council of Ministers that will take oath on Sunday here along with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and JJP chief Dushyant Chautala as his deputy.
10:26 AM, 27 Oct
Dushyant Chautala receives immense slack for joining hands with the BJP despite his campaign that was strongly opposed to the saffron party. “Vote kisi ki, support kisi ki, log samajh chuke hain,” said Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda slamming the JJP president.
9:25 AM, 27 Oct
Six seats short of majority, the BJP in Haryana seals the deal with Chautala clan’s Dushyant-led JJP to form the government, prior to their meeting with Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya to decide on the oath-taking ceremony.
8:31 AM, 27 Oct
Jannayak Janata Party Chief Dushyant Chautala's father Ajay Chautala released from Tihar Jail after been granted furlough of 14 days. Ajay Chautala says,"Dushyant has established the organisation in just 11 months."
8:16 AM, 27 Oct
In the 90-member Haryana Assembly, a minimum strength of 46 MLAs is required to form the government.
8:11 AM, 27 Oct
Earlier, Khattar and his cabinet colleagues submitted their resignations to the governor, which were accepted. The governor asked Khattar to continue as the interim chief minister till the new government took over.
6:56 AM, 27 Oct
Ajay Chautala is expected to witness the swearing-in ceremony of his son in Chandigarh today
6:54 AM, 27 Oct
Meanwhile, Jannayak Janata Party's Diwali celebrations were doubled as Dushyant Chautala's father Ajay Singh Chautala got a two-week furlough leave from Tihar Jail.
6:53 AM, 27 Oct
First Cabinet expansion is expected soon after Diwali celebrations are over.
6:51 AM, 27 Oct
There will be 13 Cabinet ministers in the BJP-JJP Cabinet headed by ML Khattar.
6:50 AM, 27 Oct
Notably, the BJP has said it will not take the support of Sirsa MLA Gopal Kanda, a controversial politician who faces two abetment-to-suicide cases, for forming the government in Haryana.
6:47 AM, 27 Oct
The BJP emerged as the single largest party in the recently concluded elections. The party ended up with 40 seats. The JJP with ten seats extended support to the BJP in a House where the magic number is 46.
6:47 AM, 27 Oct
Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday met with Governor, Satyadeo Narain Arya and staked the claim to form the government. The Governor invited Khattar to form the government.
6:47 AM, 27 Oct
The oath taking ceremony would take place at the Raj Bhavan at 2.15 pm today.

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