Bhagwant Mann Becomes
First AAP Chief Minister of Punjab
as He Takes Oath Today
Bhagwant Mann of Aam Admi Party took oath as Punjab's 17th Chief Minister in a ceremony held at Khatkar Kalan, the birthplace of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.
Aam Admi Party leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other senior party members attended the swearing-in ceremony.
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The party recorded a landslide victory, winning 92 seats in the 117-seat Punjab Assembly. The win also marks the expansion of the AAP government outside Delhi.
Mann won by a margin of 58,206 votes from Dhuri Assembly constituency in Sangrur district. He was also a Lok Sabha member of Parliament before taking the oath.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led party will now have two states Delhi, and Punjab.
In the 2017 Punjab Assembly polls, the AAP emerged as the second-largest party winning 20 seats in the 117-member Assembly.