Aam Aadmi Party leader Bhagwant Mann was sworn in as the Punjab Chief Minister at a mega event in Punjab's Khatkar Kalan, Bhagat Singh's ancestral village.
Mr Mann was administered the oath by Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit.
The AAP registered a landslide victory in recently concluded Punjab Assembly polls, winning 92 seats, pushing most of its rivals to the margins. Congress won 18 seats in the 117-member Assembly.
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.
Here are the Highlights on Bhagwant Mann's Swearing-in Ceremony:
Bhagwant Mann, who took oath as Punjab Chief Minister today, promised to turnaround the state like Delhi. Mann also thanked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal. Here are the 10 big points from his speech
We are here for you. We will work on unemployment, agriculture, said Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann, adding that the party knows how to run the administration
I appeal to you all ( newly-elected MLAs) to not get arrogant. We have to respect even those who didn't vote for us, said Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann
Elaborate security arrangements have been made and nearly 10,000 security personnel are in the village.
Yellow turbans, the trademark of comic-turned-politician Bhagwant Mann, filled the village Khatkar Kalan in response to his call to people to wear "Basanti turbans and dupattas" to his oath. Yellow was the theme of the venue and decor.
I congratulate @BhagwantMann on being sworn in as Chief Minister- Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) March 16, 2022
I thank him for inviting me to his swearing in .
Due to Parliament being in session I will not be able to make it .
It is ironic I was not invited to @CHARANJITCHANNI 's swearing in though he was one of my MLA's pic.twitter.com/AyW91uNyYE
My hearty wishes to Thiru. @BhagwantMann, who is swearing in as Chief Minister of Punjab today. Tamil Nadu & Punjab share a long history of being vocal about linguistic rights & rights of the state in the Indian Union. Wishing the new government in Punjab, a successful tenure.- M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) March 16, 2022
A day after Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi sacked the party's chiefs in the five states where it suffered humiliating losses, the party's Punjab chief Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned from his post today.
पंजाब के नव निर्वाचित मुख्यमंत्री श्री भगवंत मान जी को शपथ समारोह के लिए अनंत बधाई एवं शुभकामनाएँ!- Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) March 16, 2022
आशा है उनके कुशल नेतृत्व में पंजाब में तरक़्क़ी, भाईचारे और नये नज़रिये की फसल ख़ूब लहलहाएगी। pic.twitter.com/fVgUGrbCX1
Today marks an important day in the history of Punjab as 3 crore Punjabis will together be sworn in as Chief Minister along with @BhagwantMann. Oath to change this corrupt system & to fulfill dreams of Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh & Babasaheb Ambedkar- Raghav Chadha (@raghav_chadha) March 16, 2022
Ajj ton har Punjabi CM houga pic.twitter.com/lCPA2gUCJ2
Punjab Chief Minister-elect Bhagwant Mann will take oath today at Khatkar Kalan, the birthplace of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.