New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Manohar Lal Khattar, who will meet Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya in Chandigarh today to stake claim to form government, will take oath as Chief Minister of Haryana for a second term today.
This comes after the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) announced that it would support the BJP to form the government in Haryana. The announcement came at the end of a meeting at the residence of Amit Shah where the two sides met and reached an agreement.
“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 Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday night.
Here are key things you need to know:
1. A meeting was held between leaders of JJP and BJP at the residence of Amit Shah where the two sides reached an agreement.
2. According to the agreement between the two sides, the BJP will get post of the Chief Minister while the JJP will get the deputy-CM post. JJP leader Dushyant Chautala, 31, is likely to be the deputy CM.
3. The JJP leader also thanked the BJP President and assured that Haryana will get a stable government.
4. “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,” he said.
5. However, it's not confirmed when the swearing-in ceremony will take place. BJP general secretary Suresh Bhatt told PTI that the swearing-in ceremony in Haryana would not take place on Saturday. "The date will be announced later," he said. But PTI reported that the swearing-in ceremony will take place on Sunday afternoon.
6. Meanwhile, 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.
7. By sealing an alliance with JJP, the BJP has ensured that it will not have to depend on independent MLAs for its government's survival.
8. Meanwhile, the Congress too had reportedly reached out to Chautala while the votes were being counted but as the party ended up with 31 of Haryana's 90 seats, it was clear that just the JJP's support will not be enough for the Congress to form government.
9. 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.
10. The Congress, meanwhile, 31 seats while the JJP won 10 seats with INLD emerging victorious on 1 seat.
11. Earlier on Friday, Chautala put forward some conditions for an alliance. He had said, “No one is untouchable for us. We will support whichever party agrees to implement our agenda as part of a common minimum programme. The JJP will ally with any party that promises 75 per cent reservation of jobs for Haryanvis in Haryana and continues with pension for senior citizens.”
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