BJP to form govt in Haryana with JJP, Deputy CM to come from Dushyant Chautala’s party

BJP President Amit Shah announced the deal sharing with JJP. As per the deal, Chief Minister will be from BJP while Deputy CM will be from Chautala’s party.

Written by October 25, 2019 21:48

New Delhi: After much speculation over post-poll alliance, the BJP sealed the deal with Dushyant Chautala’s JJP party for government formation in Haryana on Friday evening.

BJP President Amit Shah announced the deal sharing with JJP. As per the deal, Chief Minister will be from BJP while Deputy CM will be from Chautala’s party. In addition, JJP is also likely to get 2 berths in the state cabinet.

JJP leader Dushyant Chautala thanked Amit Shah and assured that the state of Haryana will get a stable government.

The two parties are set to stake claim for government formation on Saturday.

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Dushyant Chautala’s meet with Amit Shah

Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader Dushyant Chautala, whose party won 10 seats in Haryana elections met BJP president Amit Shah at his residence this evening, to discuss the political developments in the state amid efforts to form a government following a split verdict.

Chautala first reached the residence of Union Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur. The leaders had a brief discussion before they left for Amit Shah’s residence.

Chautala had said earlier in the day that he was in talks with both Congress and BJP on government formation.

“It is too early to say anything. Hopefully, something positive will come out soon. Talks are going on with both the parties. Let us finalise and brief the press,” Chautala told ANI here.

Chautala also talked to the media and said his party was open to supporting any party which supports some of their demands including 75 per cent reservation in government jobs for natives of Haryana under a common minimum programme (CMP).

The 11-month old JJP won 10 seats in its debut assembly polls and its role is crucial in formation of a government as no party has got full majority in the Haryana Assembly polls.

While the BJP won 40 seats in the 90-member assembly, Congress won 31 seats in the state. The BJP has got the support of independents also.

(With ANI inputs)