Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday afternoon took oath as the Chief Minister of Haryana for a straight second term. Besides Khattar, Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) chief Dushyant Chautala also took as the Deputy Chief Minister. The swearing-in ceremony was held at Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh. Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya administered the oath of office and secrecy to Khattar and Chautala in the presence of a galaxy of leaders including former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal and BJP working president JP Nadda. Former CM and senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda was also present on the occasion. On Saturday, both Khattar and Chautala met the Governor to stake claim to form government in Haryana. The Governor accepted their proposal and invited them to form the next government. Khattar also tendered his resignation which was accepted by the Governor. Seven independent MLAs were also present at the Raj Bhavan.
In the just-concluded Assembly elections, the BJP won 40 seats and was six short of a majority in the 90-member Legislative Assembly. The Congress won 31 seats, 16 more than its 2014 tally. The JJP of Dushyant Chautala which won 10 seats, announced support to the BJP. Dushyant Chautala is the grandson of Om Prakash Chautala and the great-grandson of former Deputy Prime Minister Chaudhary Devi Lal.