Bhagwant Mann sworn in as Punjab chief minister


Guwahati: Aam Admi Party (AAP) leader Bhagwant Mann was sworn in as Punjab chief minister at Khatkar Kalan, Bhagat Singh’s ancestral village.

The AAP-exclusive event is being attended by the party’s national convener, Arvind Kejriwal, along with all its Punjab MLAs.

Earlier¬† Mann in a video message released earlier invited the people of the state for his oath-taking ceremony, urging men to wear ‘basanti (yellow)’ turbans and women yellow ‘dupatta (stole)’ for the ceremony.

The outgoing chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi has not been invited to the oath-taking ceremony.

AAP swept Punjab assembly elections by winning 92 seats in the 117-member assembly, marking the biggest victory in the state to date.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), led by Arvind Kejriwal, won 92 seats in Punjab, up from 20 in 2017, with a 42.4 percent vote share. On Sunday, Bhagwant Mann met with Governor Banwarilal Purohit at the Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh to present a claim to the government.

Mann told newly elected party legislators to spend as much time as possible in their districts, rather than in the capital Chandigarh, and not aspire to Cabinet positions.