The Bharatiya Janata Party is set to form the government in Haryana in partnership with Dushyant Chautala’s Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), Home Minister and BJP President Amit Shah announced on Friday evening.
“Keeping in mind the mandate of the people, leaders of BJP and JJP have decided that the two parties will form a government in Haryana together. The Chief Minister will be from the BJP and the deputy chief minister will be from JJP,” Amit Shah said at a brief press conference accompanied by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and JJP chief Dushyant Chautala.
The announcement puts a rest to the questions if BJP would tie up with the six independent MLAs, that included controversial Gopal Kanda, who is undergoing trial in an abatement to suicide of an airhostess.
Earlier during the day, Dushyant Chautala met his father Ajay Chautala at Delhi’s Tihar jail today. Ajay Chautala is the older son of four-time Chief Minister and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) president OP Chautala.
The Congress party who won 31 seats in the assembly elections, may now have to sit in the opposition for the second time in a row now.