Chandigarh | Jagran News Desk: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form the government in Haryana along with Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), Union Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah announced this at a press briefing on Friday.
Shah also said that the BJP will get the Chief Minister post whereas the JJP will get the Deputy Chief Minister post adding that the two parties will meet Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya today to stake claim to form the government.
“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,” said Amit Shah.
The announcement came at the end of a meeting at the residence of Amit Shah where the two sides met and reached an agreement.
Commenting on the developments, incumbent Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said, "We will give a stable government. The process will start tomorrow in Chandigarh." Khattar also said that many of the independent have extended their support to the BJP.
Meanwhile, JJP leader Dushyant Singh Chautala thanked the BJP President and assured him that Haryana will get a stable government.
“To give a stable government to Haryana it was important for BJP and JJP to come together. I would like to thank Amit Shah ji and Nadda ji. Our party had decided that for the betterment of the state it is important to have a stable government,” Dushyant was quoted by ANI as saying.
"We will meet the governor and follow the course of action. Haryana will go on the path of development," he added.
Earlier in the day, Dushyant had said, “for a stable government, the key still lies with the JJP”. He said the national executive of the JJP would decide which party to support.
"We will support any party in Haryana that accepts our common minimum programme," he said.
With sealing an alliance with JJP, the party has ensured that it will not have to depend on independent MLAs for its government's survival.
The results for the 90-legislative assembly seats in Haryana were declared on Thursday with the BJP emerging as the single largest party with 40 seats -- six short of the majority mark but seven independent MLAs also pledged their support to the party.
The BJP, however, had to face flank after controversial MLA Gopal Kanda, an accused in two abetment-to-suicide cases, announced his support to its bid to form the government in Haryana.
Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti appealed to her party not to forget its moral goals, a suggestion that it should not be seeking Kanda's support for forming government.
Apparently on the defensive, senior BJP leaders ensured that they were not seen with Kanda even as other Independent MLAs were seen moving in and out of Nadda's residence after announcing their support to the saffron party.
BJP's Haryana in-charge Anil Jain said the party's top brass would take a call on the controversial MLA's support.
(With PTI inputs)
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