Punjab cabinet expansion: AAP MLAs Gurmeet Singh Khudian, Balkar Singh take oath as ministers
Punjab Cabinet Reshuffle: AAP MLAs Gurmeet Singh Khudian and Balkar Singh sworn in as new ministers in Punjab on Wednesday as the Bhagwant Mann government expanded its cabinet.
Governor Banwarilal Purohit administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new ministers at the Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh.
Notably, Khudian is legislator from Lambi seat in Muktsar. Balkar Singh is an MLA from Kartarpur reserved seat in Jalandhar.
Notably, the CM has forwarded the resignation of Local Government Minister Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar from the Council of Ministers to Governor Banwari Lal Purohit for early acceptance.
A spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office on Tuesday informed that in a communique to the Governor, Bhagwant Mann has urged him to accept the resignation of Dr Nijjar who has tendered his resignation on personal grounds.
Heartiest Congratulations to Kartarpur MLA S. Balkar Singh & Lambi MLA S. Gurmeet Singh Khudian on taking oath as Cabinet Ministers in @BhagwantMann Govt pic.twitter.com/2OwZFSrO6Q — AAP Punjab (@AAPPunjab) May 31, 2023
First cabinet expansion of AAP Govt
Earlier in July 2022, the Bhagwant Mann government had carried out its first cabinet expansion, inducting five party legislators.
Second cabinet expansion of AAP Govt
In January 2023, senior AAP leader and Patiala Rural MLA Dr Balbir Singh was sworn-in as cabinet minister, after Fauja Singh Sarari tendered his resignation.
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