After taking oath, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar expanded his council of ministers by inducting 10 members, six of cabinet rank and four of state. This takes the strength of the council of ministers to 12.
Haryana governor Satyadeo Narain Arya administered the oath to the newly-inducted ministers at a ceremony in Raj Bhawan.
Eight of the ministers who took oath are from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), one is from Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) and one is an Independent. While all ministers took oath in Hindi, former hockey player-turned-BJP MLA Sandeep Singh, who wears a turban, took oath in Punjabi.
Manohar Lal Khattar and JJP’s Dushyant Singh Chautala took oath as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively on October 27. Union minister Narender Singh Tomar and Krishanpal Gujjar, state BJP chief Subhash Barala, state BJP in-charge Anil Jain, speaker Gian Chand Gupta, JJP state chief Nishan Singh, former ministers Ram Bilash Sharma, Capt Abhimanyu and Manish Grover were present on the occasion.