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Bhagwant Mann meets Guv, stakes claim to form govt in Punjab

Mann handed over the letter of support of all the newly-elected AAP MLAs to the Governor.

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Chandigarh: After the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) received a landslide victory in Punjab, CM-designate Bhagwant Mann met Governor Banwarilal Purohit at Raj Bhavan on Saturday to stake claim to form the government in the state.

Mann handed over the letter of support of all the newly-elected AAP MLAs to the Governor. Mann had decided to meet the Governor after being unanimously elected as AAP legislature leader at a meeting of the party MLAs on Friday.

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Addressing the media outside the Raj Bhavan after meeting the Governor, the CM-designate said, “We have handed over the letter of support of all the newly-elected MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party to the Governor and staked claim to form the next government of Punjab, which he accepted.”

“We also informed the Governor about the place and time of the swearing-in ceremony. The swearing-in ceremony will be held on March 16 at 1230 hours in Khatkar Kalan, the native village of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh.”

Mann said that “I have invited all the people of Punjab to come to Khatkar Kalan for this historic occasion. On March 16, not only us and our ministers, all the people of Punjab will take an oath to make Punjab prosperous again. We all together make Punjab prosperous.”

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