Live: BJP and JJP will together form government in Haryana, confirms Amit Shah
Here are the latest updates on Haryana assembly election result and government formation in the state.
NEW DELHI: The Haryana Assembly poll verdict on Thursday threw up a hung House, with no party reaching the majority figures. Although the ruling BJP emerged as the single largest party by winning 40 seats but fell short of the halfway mark by 5 seats. The Congress, on the other hand, showed significant progress from its performance in the last Assembly elections by winning 31 seats. It had got 15 in the 2014 Assembly polls.
The BJP got 36.49 per cent votes, while the Congress bagged 28.08 per cent votes.
The nearly year-old Jannayak Janata Dal (JJP) was victorious in 10 constituencies, making it a possible kingmaker, along with 7 Independents. INLD, which ruled the state for four times, managed just 1 seat.
The outcome of the Assembly polls held on October 21 is a setback for the BJP, which had won 47 seats in the last state elections in 2014 and had been expressing confidence about raising its tally beyond 75 this time, using the nationalist pitch of abolition of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and Balakot airstrike.
Here are the latest updates on Haryana assembly election result and government formation in the state:
To give a stable govt to Haryana it was important for BJP and JJP to come together. I would like to thank Amit Shah and JP Nadda. Our party had decided that for the betterment of the state it is important to have a stable govt: JJP leader Dushyant Chautala
We will meet the Governor on Saturday in Chandigarh to stake the claim to form the govt in state: BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar
Accepting the mandate by the people of Haryana, leaders of both the parties have decided that BJP and JJP will form the government together, in Haryana: Home Minister Amit Shah
BJP-JJP alliance for Haryana sealed. The post of the chief minister will go to the BJP and that of the deputy chief minister will be from the JJP.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Jannayak Janata Dal (JJP) will together form the government in Haryana, confirms Amit Shah
JJP leader Dushyant Chautala leaves from his house again. He is likely to hold a meeting with other party leaders.
I will be able to make a comment on our future course of action only after discussions with Nadda ji (BJP national working president). I have been called here for it: Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar is present at the house of Home Minister Amit Shah regarding government formation in the state.
Dushyant Chautala stated a few points in his press conference. As far as Common Minimum Programme is concerned, it's already provided in our manifesto--be it the old age pension or 75 per cent job reservation for the people of Haryana. If he has other suggestions, we're open to that. Now it's upto him: Congress leader BS Hooda
Home Minister Amit Shah will take the final call on alliance of the BJP and the JJP. In Delhi's Haryana Bhavan, CM Manohar Lal Khattar is still constantly in talks with the leaders. Many big leaders of the BJP will be present in the meeting to be held shortly.
Dushyant Chautala said in a conversation with Zee Media that they will not make haste as wrong decisions are made in haste. I wish the BJP all the best to form the government. We will come to a decision very soon. So far no one has discussed it: Chautala
We are positive that to take forward Haryana there has to be crime control. We got 15 per cent votes, in which we got the support of the youth. We will talk but we have not spoken yet. The National Executive has empowered me, after which we will now talk to both the parties which will further our agenda and with that we will go to the government: Chautala
In the journey of 11 months, JJP has been established and recognized in the state. In the Legislature Party meeting, Ramkumar Gautam proposed which Ramkaran Kala supported, in which Ishwar Singh was the deputy leader. We went to Ajay Chautala ji and told all the things: Dushyant Chautala
When asked if he will go with BJP as he fought against the party, Chautala replies, "Did we contest in alliance with the Congress?"
Our main plank is to reserves 75% jobs in the state for Haryanivs: Dushyant Chautala
JJP has emerged as biggest regional party in Haryana. The National Executive of JJP has empowered our president Sardar Nirmal Singh and me to decide on extending support to whichever party is forming government in Haryana. Some members were in favour of supporting BJP and others Congress. But we will take a call based on which party supports our common minimum program. Our support will be for the party which takes the state forward: Chautala
JJP chief Dushyant Chautala addresses media:
I thank the people of Haryana for recognising JJP. Neither BJP nor Congress managed to get the majority mark in Haryana.
JJP leader Dushyant Chautala to hold a press conference shortly in Delhi
Nayan Pal Rawat, Independent MLA: It's the right of the CM & party leadership to make someone a minister. Everyone has ambitions. I have ambitions & willpower. I wish that I get adjusted somewhere so that the development of people in my area is done in a proper manner.
Nayan Pal Rawat, Independent MLA: It's the right of the CM & party leadership to make someone a minister. Everyone has ambitions. I have ambitions & willpower. I wish that I get adjusted somewhere so that the development of people in my area is done in a proper manner. #Haryana pic.twitter.com/ud4Jw5GVqd
— ANI (@ANI) October 25, 2019
There will be a meeting of legislative party tomorrow at 11 am in Chandigarh. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and General Secretary Arun Singh will be there as Observers. Leader of legislative party will be elected tomorrow. After that we'll meet Governor to stake claims to form govt in Haryana: Anil Jain
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surejewala attacks BJP for taking support from controversial politician Gopal Kanda for government formation in Haryana. "Just check the statement of BJP leaders about Gopal Kanda in 2012 and today they are taking support of the same Kanda. Then the Congress government had removed him and registered a case against him. But today he has become pious again," Surjewala said.
Uma Bharti questions why BJP requires support from leaders like Gopal Kanda when it hasa power like Narendra Modi.
Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader Dushyant Chautala leaves for Tihar to meet his father Ajay Chautala.
Chaudhary Ishwar Singh was elected deputy leader and Amarjeet chief whip of the JJP
Somvir Sangwan, Independent Winning Candidate from Haryana's Dadri constituency on being asked if he will extend support to BJP led government: I have given my support.
Somvir Sangwan, Independent Winning Candidate from Haryana's Dadri constituency on being asked if he will extend support to BJP led government: I have given my support. pic.twitter.com/KmhvtCYZDi
— ANI (@ANI) October 25, 2019
Jannayak Janta Party leader Dushyant Chautala shows victory sign at party's MLAs meeting. JJP's national executive meeting is scheduled to be held in Delhi today.
Jannayak Janta Party leader Dushyant Chautala shows victory sign at party's MLAs meeting. JJP's national executive meeting is scheduled to be held in Delhi today. #HaryanaAssemblyElections2019 pic.twitter.com/usOyo45vp5
— ANI (@ANI) October 25, 2019
I was BJP worker for 30 years. I was in BJP, where did I go? BJP is my mother: Haryana's Independent Winning Candidate Randhir Golan
Dushyant Chautala has been elected leader of Haryana JJP legilslature Party
BJP has to stop with the politics of polarisation and they should rather focus on economy and rural distress: AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi
We have our doors open for both Congress as well as BJP. Call on support for government formation in Haryana will be announced after 4 pm, says JJP Haryana in-charge Nishan Singh
BJP Haryana in-charge Anil Jain dismisses Opposition's allegations that the party is offering bribe for buy legislators for government formation in the state.
BJP will form govt in Haryana after Diwali, says party Haryana in-charge Anil Jain
I am optimistic and we are going to form the govt: Outgoing Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar
With the blessing of people of Haryana, we will again form government in the state. We have emerged as the single largest party: BJP Haryana in-charge Anil Jain
Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) to hold press conference at 4pm today.
We have invitation from both the sides. We'll take our decision only after discussing with our elected candidates. If there is no clear majority for BJP, obviously the mandate is against them. We will decide our stand after the meeting: Haryana JJP president Sardar Nishant Singh
At least five indpendent MLAs met BJP working president JP Nadda and Haryana BJP in-charge Anil Jain and pledged suport to the saffron party. They are – Randhir Golal (Pundri MLA), Balraj Kundu (Meham), Ranjit Singh (Rania), Rakesh Daulatabad (Badshahpur) and Gopal Kanda (Sirsa).
JJP chief Dushyant Chautala is also due to meet his party MLAs at his Delhi residence at 11 am.
Haryana CM ML Khattar arrives at Haryana Bhawan in Delhi. He will hold a meeting with BJP working president JP Nadda and BJP Haryana In-charge Anil Jain in a short while.
Haryana CM ML Khattar arrives at Haryana Bhawan in Delhi; He will hold a meeting with BJP Working President JP Nadda and BJP Haryana In-charge Anil Jain today. pic.twitter.com/lfXuHfnCVh
— ANI (@ANI) October 25, 2019
Congress leader and ex-CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda's son Dipendra Hooda stokes controversy, says 'Public will not like any Independent MLA joining BJP and will hit them with shoes if they do so."
Congress leader Manish Tiwari hits out at BJP for trying to rope in Independent MLA Gopal Kanda into an alliance with them. Kanda is accused of aiding and abetting suicide in two cases. "Kanda, Batata, Baingan, Aloo -Sab Chalega BJP Ko - Sam Dam, Dand , Bhed- Sarkar Banani Hai BJP Ko - by all means foul - even when the mandate is against them . Party with a difference eh !," he tweeted.
Congress Rohtak MP and Haryana's former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda's son Deepender Hooda said everything will be finalised in the Congress Legislative Party today.
Meeting underway at Congress president Sonia Gandhi's official residence. Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Randeep Surjewala among several other leaders present.
JJP chief Dushyant Chautala is headed for the meeting with the 10 MLAs. As per reports, BJP is keen on having the JJP onboard and make him an equal stakeholder in the government. However, JJP has maintained that the party will decide after its meeting to extend its support to which party in the state.
Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala expresses confidence of forming government in Haryana. "We have the support of independents, you will know who they are very soon," he said.
Independent MLA from Rania assembly and Om Prakash Chautala's younger brother Ranjit Singh Chautala meets BJP in-charge of Haryana and party General Secretary Anil Jain.
BJP has ratified names of Manohar Lal Khattar and Devendra Fadnavis for the post of Chief Ministers in Haryana and Maharashtra.
BJP Parliamentary Board, which met on Thursday evening after the party's victory in Maharashtra assembly polls in alliance with the Shiv Sena and its emergence as the single-largest party in Haryana, authorised party chief Amit Shah to make all decisions regarding the two states.
According to Zee News sources, seven Independents have offered their support to BJP to form government in the state.
Haryana Lokhit Party leader Gopal Kanda, who won from Sirsa, is expected to meet JP Nadda today. Haryana Lokhit Party leader Gopal Kanda has reportedly offered his support to BJP to form the government in the state.
Former Haryana CM and Congress candidate Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who won Garhi Sampla-Kiloi seat, is expected to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi today.
Later in the day, Khattar will be elected as the leader of Haryana BJP Legislative Party, paving way for him to take oath as the new chief minister of the state.
According to Zee News sources, Khattar will hold closed-door consultations with BJP working president JP Nadda and BJP Haryana in-charge Anil Jain today. He is also expected to meet other senior leaders of the party.
Outgoing Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who regained his constituency Karnal, is expected to arrive at Haryana Bhawan in Delhi around 10 am where he will be received by his party workers.