Manohar Lal Khattar sworn in as CM of Haryana
Moneylife Digital Team 27 October 2014

In a ceremony attended by BJP big guns and oppositions leaders, the new CM of Haryana was sworn in on Sunday.

Manohar Lal Khattar, who began joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in 1977 at the age of 24, was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Haryana on Sunday. Khattar is known to be close to Prime minster Narendra Modi, having worked with him in Haryana in 1996.

Khattar comes from Nindana, a village, in Haryana. He was born to a family that arrived in Haryana after partition. Coming from a humble agricultural background, Khattar is known for his clean and simple image.

This is the first time the Khattar has been elected as an MLA. He is the first Punjabi to become CM of Haryana and the first non-jat leader to become CM in the last 18 years.

The 60-year old Khattar was administered the oath at a ceremony attended by the big guns of the BJP and the Haryana opposition parties, except ex-CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda. The Governor of Haryana, Kaptan Singh Solanki administered the oath in the presence of PM Modi, Amit Shah, L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, among other BJP stalwarts.

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