Chandigarh, July 23- Haryana Governor Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki administered the oath of affirmation and secrecy as Ministers to three Legislators at a simple ceremony held at Haryana Raj Bhawan here today. While Mr Krishan Lal Panwar was sworn-in as Cabinet Minister, Mr Ghanshyam Saraf was administered oath as Minister of State with independent charge and Mr Nayab Singh was sworn-in as Minister of State.
Apart from the Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal, his Cabinet colleagues, legislators, senior officers of the state government, family members as well as well wishers of the newly sworn-in Ministers were also present on the occasion.
Later, the Chief Minister administered the oath of affirmation and secrecy to four Legislators as Chief Parliamentary Secretary. They are Mr Shyam Singh Rana, Mr Bakhshish Singh Virk, Mrs Seema Trikha and Dr Kamal Gupta.
While all newly sworn-in Ministers and Chief Parliamentary Secretaries took oath in Hindi, Mr Bakhshish Singh Virk took oath in Punjabi.
After today’s expansion of the Cabinet, apart from Chief Minister, there are seven Cabinet Ministers, two Ministers of State with Independent charge and three Ministers of State. Also, now there are four Chief Parliamentary Secretaries.