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Manohar Lal Khattar elected as new Haryana CM

PTI Chandigarh | Updated on November 25, 2017

A file image of Manohar Lal Khattar. Photo: Akhilesh Kumar   -  ©2013 THE HINDU, all rights reserved

Manohar Lal Khattar has been elected as the new Chief Minister of Haryana and leader of the BJP Legislature Party in the State.

The BJP’s newly elected MLAs called a meeting here today to elect their legislature party leader.

The meeting was attended by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu and party Vice-President Dinesh Sharma, appointed observers by the BJP’s Parliamentary Board for deciding the name of the Haryana Chief Minister.

First-time MLA Manohar Lal Khattar was the front-runner for the post of Chief Minister of Haryana where BJP will rule for the first time ever since the formation of the State in 1966.

60-year-old Khattar is stated to be close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah. Khattar, a Punjabi, had worked as a RSS Pracharak for 40 years.

In the recent Haryana Assembly elections, the saffron party won 47 seats, while the INLD won 19, INC 15, HJC-BL two, BSP and SAD bagged one seat each, while Independents got five.

Published on October 21, 2014

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