Aam Admi Party (AAP) leader Bhagwant Mann was sworn in as youngest 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.
Bhagwant Mann, who was contesting from Dhuri Assembly constituency in Sangrur district, won by a margin of 58,206 votes over Congress’ Dalvir Singh Goldy.
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.
With assembly election now over in 5 states, the focus has now turned to government formation and composition of the cabinets.
Meanwhile, days after losing in the recently concluded Assembly elections, Navjot Singh Sidhu has today tendered his resignation as the President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee
“As desired by the Congress President I have sent my resignation,” he said after Sonia Gandhi asked the state unit chiefs of Punjab, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur to resign from their posts.
(With inputs from agencies)