Khattar Will Take Oath As CM Today, Dushyant Chautala To Be Deputy CM      Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. (Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar and Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader Dushyant Chautala will take oath as the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister, respectively, of Haryana on Sunday (27 October).

The swearing-in ceremony will be held at Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh at 2.15 PM.

"We have stake claim to form government in Haryana. The Governor has accepted our proposal and invited us (to form the government)," Chief Minister-designate Khattar told the media.

He said he has tendered his resignation which has been accepted.

"On Sunday at 2.15 pm oath-taking ceremony will be held at Raj Bhavan. Dushyant Chautala will take oath as Deputy CM," he added.

Dushyant was present along with Khattar when he met Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya to stake the claim for the government formation. Seven independent legislators were also present there.

His father Ajay Chautala, who is lodged in Tihar Jail for conviction in a teacher recruitment scam, was granted furlough of two weeks on Saturday (26 October). He is to attend the oath-taking ceremony.

At his furlough, Dushyant said: "Can't my father celebrate Diwali with his family."

Khattar said all 40 MLAs of the BJP have unanimously elected him as their leader.

"I thank all of them and the people of Haryana. I would like to assure them as well as all those friends who are supporting us that I shall take all of them along for the next five years and all of us shall work together for the betterment and upliftment of our state of Haryana," Khattar said.

(With Inputs From IANS)

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