Punjab: 10 Ministers Take Oath In New AAP Government

Chandigarh: Ten minister’s of Punjab’s new AAP government took oath today. They have taken charge in the Punjab Civil Secretariat. They will be participating in the first cabinet meeting of the new government at 12.30 pm.

The new ministers are: Harpal Singh Cheema, two-time MLA from Dirba; Baljit Kaur, MLA from Malout and daughter of former AAP MP Sadhu Singh; Harbhajan Singh ETO, MLA from Jandiala; Vijay Singla, MLA from Mansa; Lal Chand Kataruchak, MLA from Bhoa; Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer, two-time MLA from Barnala and chief of AAP youth wing; Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, MLA from Ajnala; Laljit Singh Bhullar, MLA from Patti; Brahm Shankar Jimpa, MLA from Hoshiarpur, and Harjot Singh Bains, the youngest minister in the new government and MLA from Anandpur Sahib.

Including the new CM Bhagwant Mann, there are total 18 berths in the cabinet.

On march 16 Bhagwant Mann had taken oath as Punjab Chief Minister, at a mega event in Punjab’s Khatkar Kalan. The next day, all newly-elected MLAs took oath as members of the assembly. The legislators were administered the oath of office and secrecy by Protem Speaker Inderbir Singh Nijjar.

“Sworn-in as MLA in Punjab Vidhan Sabha. The Aam Aadmi Party government will bring a new change in Punjab for which the people have chosen us. Our government will be known as the most honest government of Punjab,” Mr Mann had tweeted.

Meanwhile, On Thursday Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann said he will announce an anti-corruption helpline number. For announcing this helpline, he has chosen March 23, the Matrydom Day. After Mann has taken up the charge of Punjab, this is first major announcement made by him.

He said that this would be his personal WhatsApp number. He asked people to record video or audio of any corrupt activity happening around them and send it on that WhatsApp number. He assured strict action would be taken against those who will be found seeking bribe.

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