Manohar Lal Khattar appointed as Haryana Chief Minister

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  1. Singh

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    Chandigarh: After much deliberation, former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh member Manohar Lal Khattar was on Tuesday elected as Haryana's new Chief Minister.

    Having got a majority on its own for the first time in Haryana, the BJP legislative party meeting concluded here after electing Khattar as legislature party leader.

    Khattar is the first non-Jat Chief Minister of Haryana in 18 years.

    The 60-year-old Khattar, a new face in electoral politics, was fielded from Karnal Assembly seat from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his poll campaign in the state and he has emerged as the frontrunner.

    A first-time MLA, Khattar has no administrative experience, but he is stated to have been a good RSS organiser for the past 40 years. He won Karnal seat by 63,736 votes.

    Khattar, a Punjabi by origin, is stated to be close to Prime Minister Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.

    The meeting was attended by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu and party vice president Dinesh Sharma, appointed observers by the BJP's Parliamentary Board for deciding the name of Haryana Chief Minister.

    All newly-elected 47 BJP legislators, the central observers and other senior Haryana BJP leaders attended the meeting.

    Opinion of all the legislators was taken before finalising Khattar for the top job.

    Since its creation, the state has been mostly ruled by members of pre-dominant Jat community including Bansi Lal (four times), Devi Lal (twice) and his son Om Parkash Chautala (five times), Hukam Singh (once) and Bhupinder Singh Hooda (twice).

    Non-Jat Chief Ministers include Bhagwat Dayal Sharma (once), Rao Birendar Singh (once), Banarsi Dass Gupta (twice) and Bhajan Lal (thrice).

    In Haryana, the BJP won a majority for the first time on its own, wresting 47 of the 90 seats.

    Manohar Lal Khattar appointed as Haryana Chief Minister, promises transparent govt | Zee News
     
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  3. Singh

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    Will be an uphill task for a Punjabi to get Jaat dominated Haryana bureaucracy to work with him. Hell, you can't even get a promotion if you are not a Jaat.
     
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    How is the political background of him?
     
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    he is a punjabi ,i think its enough for u
     
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    This is his first election, let's see what he is able to manage.
     

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