Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has forwarded the resignation of Local Government Minister Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar from the Council of Ministers to the Governor Banwari Lal Purohit for early acceptance.

Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that in a communique to the Governor, Bhagwant Mann has impressed upon him to accept the resignation of Dr Nijjar, who has resigned on personal grounds, from Cabinet.

The Chief Minister has also proposed the names Balkar Singh, MLA Kartarpur, and Gurmeet Singh Khudian, MLA from Lambi, for inducting them as Cabinet Ministers.

He had requested the Governor to accord kind approval to administer the Oath of Office & Secrecy to the new Ministers at 11 am on May 31 in Punjab Raj Bhawan, Chandigarh.

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