BJP Leader ML Khattar new Chief Minister of Haryana

Chandigarh: Close aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former RSS pracharak Manohar Lal Khattar chosen as new chief minister of Haryana.

BJP Leader ML Khattar new Chief Minister of Haryana

In the legislative party meeting, attended by Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and party vice president Dinesh Sharma, who have been appointed as central observers by the BJP Parliamentary Board, Khattar was chosen as leader.

The 60-year-old, a new face in electoral politics, was fielded from Karnal Assembly seat from where Modi launched his poll campaign in the state and he has emerged as the front runner.

Newly-elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs from Haryana met on Tuesday to decide on who will be the next chief minister of the state.

A first-time MLA, Khattar has no administrative experience, but he is stated to have been a good RSS organizer for the past 40 years. He won Karnal seat by 63,736 votes.

The bureaucracy was expecting that BJP with its clear mandate would quickly take a decision on its first chief minister and the new government would be in place before Diwali.