Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister-elect Bhagwant Mann drew cheering from the crowd, amid his announcement of oath-taking ceremony will be held at Khatkarkalan in Nawanshahr district, and not at Punjab Raj Bhawan. Khatkarkalan is the ancestral village of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. He also announced that there won’t be any photographs of the Chief Minister, in the government office.
In his victory speech in Dhuri, where he won by 58,000 votes, he said, “The oath-taking ceremony will not be held at Raj Bhawan, but at Khatkarkalan. The date will be announced later.”
He announced, “No government office will carry a picture of Chief Minister, instead there will be pictures of Bhagat Singh and BR Ambedkar.”
Speaking of AAP’s competitor he said, “Bade (Parkash Singh) Badal Sahib has lost, Sukhbir (Badal) has lost from Jalalabad, Captain has lost from Patiala, Sidhu and Majithia are also losing, (Charanjit Singh) Channi has lost on both the seats.”
After taking charge, the first task he will accomplish will be, schools, health, industry, making agriculture profitable, the safety of women and improving sports infrastructure.
Making a promise for change he said, “You will start seeing the change in Punjab within one month.”
He made an appeal to people for working together. He said that those who did not vote for Aam Aadmi Party, need not worry as the government will work for all sections of the society.
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