Chandigarh, Oct 21: Former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) member Manohar Lal Khattar was on Tuesday elected as Haryana’s new Chief Minister. The BJP legislative party meeting concluded here after electing Khattar as legislature party leader.
After being elected the leader of the BJP legislative party, Khattar said: “I have been chosen by the party legislators and the BJP leadership for this responsibility. I can assure you that we will work for the welfare of the people of Haryana.”
Speaking to mediapersons, Khattar said: “My government will be transparent and there will be no discrimination with any area.” He added that it was PM Narendra Modi’s vision that helped the party in winning Assembly Elections.
Khattar also expressed gratitude towards those who helped party win polls in the state for the first time.
Later, the BJP leaders met Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki and requested him to invite to form the next government.
According to reports, the swearing-in of the new chief minister and other ministers is likely to take place on October 26. The ceremony would take place at a sports stadium in Panchkula town, instead of the Haryana Raj Bhavan here.
The 60-year-old Khattar contested from Karnal Assembly seat from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his poll campaign in the state. He won Karnal seat by 63,736 votes.
A first-time MLA, Khattar is stated to have been a good RSS organiser for the past 40 years. Khattar, a Punjabi by origin, is stated to be close to Prime Minister Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.
(With Agency Inputs)