BJP, JJP join hands to form government in Haryana

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form the government in Haryana in partnership with Dushyant Chautala’s Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), Union Home Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah announced on Friday.

Leaders of both parties will meet Governor in Chandigarh to stake claim to form government in the state.

The Home Minister said that the BJP-JJP alliance will run the government for the next five years.

According to the sources, the BJP will retain the chief minister’s post, while the deputy chief minister’s post will go to the JJP’s Dushyant Chautala.

Commenting on the developments, Manohar Lal Khattar said, “We will give a stable government.”

“We are forming a government in the state with @JJPofficial for the development of Haryana,” Khattar tweeted.

The announcement came at the end of a meeting at Shah’s residence between both sides where the agreement was finally reached.

Chautala emerged as the “kingmaker” after Haryana threw up a hung Assembly. “We will support any party in Haryana that accepts our CMP,” he had said.

Haryana’s BJP, which emerged as the largest party with 40 seats, fell six short of the halfway mark needed to form the next government.

The Congress won 31 seats, Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) 10 and others registered 9.