Only Bhagwant Mann may take oath on Mar 16 : The Tribune India

Only Bhagwant Mann may take oath on Mar 16

Cabinet induction in Chandigarh later | House session likely day after swearing-in | 2.42 cr will be spent by govt on oath-taking ceremony at Khatkar Kalan

Only Bhagwant Mann may take oath on Mar 16

AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal and CM-elect Bhagwant Mann at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Sunday. PTI



Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 13

Chief Minister-elect Bhagwant Mann will submit his resignation as the Member of Parliament from Sangrur on Monday. Sources in the Aam Aadmi Party have told The Tribune before Mann takes the oath of office and secrecy as the Chief Minister on March 16, he will submit his resignation. The deliberations on the new Cabinet and Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha, too, are to be held tomorrow.

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The first session of the Vidhan Sabha is likely to be convened on March 17, a day after the oath-taking ceremony. Interestingly, indications coming from the party are that only Mann will take the soath at Khatkar Kalan on March 16. The other members of the Cabinet will be sworn in later in Chandigarh.

Funds earmarked for ceremony

  • Rs 2.42 cr will be spent by the government on oath-taking ceremony at Khatkar Kalan
  • Rs 2 cr earmarked for function near Bhagat Singh’s memorial
  • Rs 42L set aside for ferrying people from across state for the swearing-in ceremony
  • Rs 15L to be spent on MLAs’ visit to Darbar Sahib, Amritsar

Sources in the party confirm the party top brass in Delhi has already been looking at the likely inductions into the Cabinet. Initially, only six to seven ministers are to be inducted. The Punjab Cabinet can have 18 members, including the Chief Minister. The names of those who likely to be inducted include Harpal Cheema, Aman Arora, Harjot Bains, Baljinder Kaur, Neena Mittal and Budh Ram. Meanwhile, the Punjab Government will spend Rs 2.42 crore on the oath-taking ceremony of the Chief Minister-elect on Wednesday.

While Rs 2 crore have been earmarked for the function to be held near the memorial to Bhagat Singh, Rs 42 lakh have been set aside for ferrying people from across the state for the ceremony on March 16 (Rs 2 lakh per district). Further, Rs 15 lakh have been set aside for making arrangements for the visit of all-party MLAs to Amritsar, where they are expected to pay obeisance at the Darbar Sahib.

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