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Bhagwant Mann takes oath as Punjab CM in Bhagat Singh’s village

New Delhi: Within a week after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) scripted a resounding victory in Punjab, comedian-turned politician Bhagwant Mann took oath as the new chief minister of the state at legendary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh’s village in the Nawanshahr district on Wednesday.

Wearing a yellow turban, Mann was sworn in by Governor Banwarilal Purohit on the same dais where Kejriwal, his deputy in Delhi, Manish Sisodia and other top AAP leaders were present.

In a brief speech after his oath, Mann, who lauded the voters, said he is the “Chief Minister for all” irrespective of people’s political inclinations.

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“Doesn’t matter whether you have voted for me or not, I am the Chief Minister for all of you,” said Mann, a two-term former Lok Sabha MP from Sangrur, in presence of a decent crowd.

After bidding farewell to his career as a comedian, Mann joined the People’s Party of Punjab in 2011.

A year later, Mann, who won from Dhuri in 2022, joined the then new party AAP and won from Sangrur for the two consecutive terms.

Also read: Punjab CM-elect Bhagwant Mann resigns as Sangrur MP

“It’s (AAP winning 92 seats in Punjab Assembly elections) just a beginning. Their (AAP) ideology is special. I pray that God gives them (AAP) courage to make prosperous Punjab,” Punjabi singer Gurdas Maan told news agency told ANI at Bhagwant Mann’s swearing-in ceremony.

The AAP, which had projected Mann as its Chief Ministerial candidate before the polls, on Mar 10 showed Congress the door winning a massive 92 of 117 seats while the grand old party faced another nightmare in contemporary politics.

Also read: ‘Spend maximum time in your constituencies’: Mann tells Punjab AAP MLAs

With the win, AAP has become the fourth Indian party after Congress, BJP and CPI-M to have more than one state government in the country (though Delhi is a union territory).

India Blooms News Service

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