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Bhagwant Mann to take oath as Punjab CM on March 16 in Bhagat Singh’s native village

Bhagwant Mann to take oath as Punjab CM on March 16 in Bhagat Singh's native village

AAP’s Bhagwant Mann will take oath as the new Chief Minister of Punjab on March 16 at the native village of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. AAP’s nominated Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann met Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit at the Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh on March 12 to stake claim to form the government in the state.

Bhagwant Mann said, “I met the government, handed over letters of support to our MLAs and staked claim to form the government. They told me to tell them wherever we want to hold the oath-taking ceremony. It will be held in Bhagat Singh’s native village, Khatkar . Kalan on March 16 at 12.30 pm.”

He said that people from all over Punjab would come to the function to pay homage to Bhagat Singh. “We will have a good cabinet, historic decisions – which were never done before – will be made. So, you will have to wait,” he said.

The 48-year-old was elected the leader of the AAP legislature party at a meeting of party legislators in Mohali on March 11.

AAP achieved a historic victory in the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections by claiming 92 seats in the 117-member assembly, beating both the Congress and the Akali Dal and reducing them to 18 and 3 seats respectively. AAP candidates defeated several political stalwarts of the state including Akali Dal chief Parkash Singh Badal and Mukhiya

Sukhbir Singh Badal and former Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh, current Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi and Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu. Punjab CM and Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi lost both his seats- Bhadaura and Chamkaur Sahib. He submitted his resignation to the Punjab Governor yesterday and was asked to continue in office till the new Chief Minister is sworn in.

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