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    Congress can say whatever it wants: Ajay Chautala

    What can be a better occasion for a father than this? Congress can say anything they want to but this government will go on for five years and work for the development of Haryana. There could not have been a better Diwali than this, says Ajay Chautala

  • 2:46 PM IST
    Haryana Swearing-in Ceremony LIVE: ‘Vote kisi ki, support kisi ko’: Bhupinder Singh Hooda Slams Alliance

    Alliance has been forged in a manner of ‘vote kisi ki, support kisi ko’. This government is based on selfishness. JJP disrespected people’s mandate. We had less time after changes in our organisation. Had the changes been made earlier, results would’ve been different, said Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

  • 2:29 PM IST

    Haryana Swearing-in Ceremony LIVE: No other minister took an oath. The ceremony was only for the CM and the deputy CM

  • 2:25 PM IST

    Haryana Swearing-in Ceremony LIVE: JJP leader Dushyant Chautala takes oath as the deputy CM of Haryana

  • 2:25 PM IST

    Haryana Swearing-in Ceremony LIVE: Manohar Lal Khattar takes oath as the CM of Haryana

  • 2:11 PM IST

    Haryana Swearing-in Ceremony LIVE: Shiromani Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal and party leader Sukhbir Singh Badal arrive at the Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of the state. Other leaders are also present.

  • 1:52 PM IST

    Haryana Swearing-in Ceremony LIVE: 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, says Digvijay Chautala, Jannayak Janta Party (JJP)

  • 1:42 PM IST

New Delhi: Manohar Lal Khattar has taken oath as the Chief Minister of Haryana for the second straight term on Sunday in the Governor’s House in Chandigarh. Putting an end to all speculations, Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) leader Dushyant Chautala became the deputy CM as he took the oath at the same ceremony on October 27. No other ministerial berths have been decided yet.

On Saturday, Khattar was unanimously elected as the leader of the BJP legislative party. Later in the day, he met Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya and stakes claim to form the government.

It was made clear on Saturday that the BJP won’t take any support of HLD leader Gopal Kanda. “The BJP will not take Gopal Kanda’s support. We will form a stable and honest government with the support of Dushyant Chautala’s JJP and independent candidates”, Ravi Shankar Prasad had said on Saturday.

However, it won’t steer clear of all controversies the party is going to face in the state. Dushyant led an anti-Modi campaign ahead of the state election. The alliance of convenience will be uneasy for both the BJP and the JJP over the deputy CM post as well. According to the alliance, the JJP should get the deputy CM post which will upset BJP insiders in the state like Anil Vij, who too eyed the post.

Meanwhile, ahead of the swearing-in, Ajay Chautala, Dushyant Chautala’s father, walked out of Tihar jail in a 14-day furlough. Congratulating his son on this massive success, he said Dushyant established the party in only 11 months, but he has always been guiding him.

Ajay Chautala along with his father Pm Prakash Chautala has been in Tihar jail after they were convicted in a scam of illegal recruitment on January 16, 2013. A Delhi court found them guilty of recruiting 3,206 junior basic teachers 12 years ago, illegally. They had tampered with the selection list of teachers. They also took bribed from teachers.