Election Results HIGHLIGHTS: BJP-JJP To Form Govt In Haryana; Dushyant Chautala's Party Gets Dy CM Post

Maharashtra And Haryana Government Formation Live Updates: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is expected to stake claim on Saturday to form the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in its second consecutive term. Khattar on Friday morning left for New Delhi to meet party national President Amit Shah and other Independent Legislators.

Despite falling short by 14 seats to get the magic figure in the 90-member Haryana Assembly, the Congress is hopeful of forming government in the state with the support of Dushyant Chautala's JJP and Independents (mostly BJP turncoats), party leaders said on Friday.

Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni said that the party will try to form the government in the state. She was addressing the media at Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi's residence.

The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena combine comfortably placed to retain power in Maharashtra and the alliance is set to retain power for a second consecutive term, while the Haryana Assembly poll verdict on Thursday threw up a hung House, with no party reaching the majority figures.

In Maharashtra, the situation is less precarious as the Sena had agreed for a pre-poll alliance, but still the Maratha party is pushing for a split term between Sena and BJP chief ministers. The BJP will remain watchful of which way the wind blows.

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By: | Updated: 25 Oct 2019 09:57 PM
25 Oct 2019, 9:57 PM IST
Most like to be Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala and CM Manohar Lal Khattar as BJP seals the deal on Haryana government formation with JJP. (Image: PTI)
25 Oct 2019, 3:25 PM IST
To give a stable govt to Haryana it was important for BJP & 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 govt: Dushyant Chautala
25 Oct 2019, 9:36 PM IST
BJP-JJP alliance for Haryana sealed. CM will be from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Deputy CM from Jannayak Janta Party (JJP). Leaders of both the parties will meet the Governor tomorrow and stake their claim to form the govt in the state.
25 Oct 2019, 9:36 PM IST
25 Oct 2019, 9:35 PM IST
Accepting the mandate by the people of Haryana, leaders of both parties (BJP-JJP) have decided that BJP-JJP will form the govt together, in Haryana. CM will be from BJP & Deputy CM will be from JJP: Amit Shah
25 Oct 2019, 9:26 PM IST
BREAKING | BJP-JJP will form Haryana Government in Haryana

BJP President Amit Shah along with JJP's Dushyant Chautala held a joint press conference and announced that both the parties will form government in Haryana. Shah also said that Chief Minister of Haryana will be from BJP and Deputy Chief Minister will be from JJP.
25 Oct 2019, 8:51 PM IST
25 Oct 2019, 8:50 PM IST
As per recent reports, Home Minister Amit Shah met JJP leader Dushyant Chautala in the national capital. Further developments from the meeting is yet to be learnt.
25 Oct 2019, 7:56 PM IST
Haryana Polls Show Signs Of Congress Revival: Ahmed Patel

The Congress' impressive performance in Haryana Assembly polls is being seen as signs of its rejuvenation, started since old guards like Ahmed Patel regained control with Sonia Gandhi taking over the party's affairs in August.

Patel is being credited for making former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda virtually the face of the party, which clearly helped it in the Assembly polls as it more than doubled its tally from 15 seats last time to 31 this time.

(IANS)
25 Oct 2019, 3:25 PM IST
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
25 Oct 2019, 7:43 PM IST
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. If a govt in Haryana is formed with our support we will take the state forward: JJP leader Dushyant Chautala to ANI
25 Oct 2019, 3:25 PM IST
25 Oct 2019, 7:04 PM IST
Supporters at Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) leader Dushyant Chautala's residence, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
25 Oct 2019, 6:57 PM IST
Haryana MLAs More Educated Than Their Maharashtra Counterparts

Believe it or not, after these Assembly elections, there are more educated MLAs in Haryana than Maharashtra, according to a report by PRS Legislative Research. 57 per cent of the 288 MLAs from Maharashtra have at least a bachelor's degree while the number is 69 per cent in case of Haryana's 90 lawmakers.

The report also says that 15 per cent of Maharashtra MLAs hold post graduate degrees while in case of Haryana, the number is 18 per cent.

Though neither of the states fared well in terms of female representation, Haryana fared partially well here as well. A total of 24 women candidates were elected in Maharashtra, forming 8 per cent of the house's strength, while in Haryana, the number is 10 per cent.

(IANS)
25 Oct 2019, 6:03 PM IST
'It's the right of the chief minister and party leadership to make someone a minister. Everyone has ambitions. I wish that I get adjusted somewhere so that the development of the people in my area is done in a proper manner,' Independent MLA Narayan Pal Rawat told ANI.
25 Oct 2019, 6:02 PM IST
Sources told ABP News that JJP is seeking Deputy Chief Minister post for Dushant Chautala.
25 Oct 2019, 5:47 PM IST
BIG BREAKING FROM HARYANA!

Source close to BJP said that the party will have a meeting at around 6 pm today to discuss the support from independent candidates in Haryana. Sources also revealed that Dushyant Chautala-led JJP is likely to extend its support to Khattar-led BJP government in Haryana.
25 Oct 2019, 5:42 PM IST
The BJP, looks like, has managed the numbers in Haryana, where it was six short of the magic figure. Several reports claim that the saffron party got support from eight Independents, till the last count. But who are these 8 MLAs who came across to pump in a new lease of life into BJP's Manohar Lal Khattar?

Gopal Goyal Kanda, Sirsa Constituency

Nayanpal Rawat, Prithla Constituency

Rakesh Daulatabad, Badshahpur Constituency

Randhir Singh Gollen: Pundri Constituency

Balraj Kundu, Meham Constituency

Ranjit Chautala, Rania Constituency

Dharma Pal Gonder, Nilokheri Constituency

Sombir, Dadri Constituency
25 Oct 2019, 5:32 PM IST
Sources have told ABP News that BJP, after massive criticism, has decided not to include Haryana Lokhit Party's (HLP) ML Gopal Kanda in the Manohar Lal Khattar government. Kanda has been accused of rape.
25 Oct 2019, 5:28 PM IST
25 Oct 2019, 5:25 PM IST
According to reports, BJP President Amit Shah has appointed Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and National General Secretary Arun Singh as Central Observer in a meeting convened to elect the leader of the party in Haryana.
25 Oct 2019, 5:19 PM IST
Soon after JJP leader Dushyant Chautala held a press conference and presented his demands in order to extent support to BJP or Congress to form government in Haryana, Congress leader BS Hooda said about the Common Minimum Program and 'Man Sammaan Sthaan', everything is there in our manifesto and we have no problem with anything. Hooda also said that his party welcomes any kind of suggestions for better governance.
25 Oct 2019, 4:55 PM IST
Taking all these into consideration we have decided that we will stand with somebody strong and stable. We can support anybody. We are yet to talk to any of the parties: Dushyant Chautala
25 Oct 2019, 4:36 PM IST
25 Oct 2019, 3:25 PM IST
JJP leader Dushyant Chautala Presser

Speaking to reporters in a media briefing today Janata Jannayaka Party (JJP) leader Dushyant Chautala said that in the legislative party meet held earlier in the day, a resolution was passed that to make him the leader of the legislative party.

Chautala said that in its very first Assembly election, JJP has emerged as the largest regional party with over 15 percent vote share.

Speaking about whether JJP will extend his support to the BJP or Congress, Chautala said, The party which will agree to our Common Minimum Program under which we had taken the resolution of 75 percent jobs reservation for Haryanvis and that of Chaudhary Devi Lal idea of old age pension, JJP will give its support to that party.

Our national executive discussed the issue of lending support for government formation. We spoke about the future course of action and consulted Ajay Chautala about the same: he said.

We will support those who share the same vision with us. We are committed to taking Haryana forward, he further said, hinting that JJP would announce its decision by today evening.
25 Oct 2019, 2:47 PM IST
All India Mahila Congress pres Sushmita Dev writes to Home Minister & BJP President Amit Shah over Haryana MLA Gopal Kanda giving his support to BJP to form govt in Haryana. In her letter she states ...the accused of Geetika Sharma case is giving his support to BJP... Gopal Kanda has been accused of rape, abetment of suicide, hatching a criminal conspiracy in connection with the suicide case. Forging an alliance with a criminal like him raises a question on BJP resolution of providing security to women.
25 Oct 2019, 2:32 PM IST
In a series of tweets, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Uma Bharti has questioned controversial Haryana legislator Gopal Kanda and his role as kingmaker in the Haryana elections. She warned the BJP against seeking support of Kanda and reminded the party of moral fabric.
25 Oct 2019, 2:08 PM IST
25 Oct 2019, 1:50 PM IST
Uma Bharti Questions BJP Over Taking Gopal Kanda Support

In a series of tweet, BJP leader Uma Bharti has spoken up against controversial Haryana legislator Gopal Kanda and his role as kingmaker in the Haryana elections and reminded the party of t moral fabric. She also urged BJP to Shun Gopal Kanda support.
25 Oct 2019, 1:44 PM IST
25 Oct 2019, 1:44 PM IST
25 Oct 2019, 12:56 PM IST
Haryana: Jannayak Janta Party leader Dushyant Chautala shows victory sign at party MLAs meeting. JJP s national executive meeting is scheduled to be held in Delhi today.
25 Oct 2019, 12:57 PM IST
25 Oct 2019, 12:54 PM IST
Somvir Sangwan, Independent Winning Candidate from Haryana Dadri constituency on being asked if he will extend support to BJP led government: I have given my support.
25 Oct 2019, 12:44 PM IST
Haryana Lokhit Party leader Gopal Kanda, winning candidate from Sirsa (Haryana) assembly constituency: All independent candidates have extended their support to Bharatiya Janata Party.

All independent candidates have extended their unconditional support to BJP. My father was associated with RSS since 1926,fought 1st general elections of the country after independence on Jansangh ticket
25 Oct 2019, 12:40 PM IST
CM ML Khattar meets Bharatiya Janata Party Working President JP Nadda in Delhi.
25 Oct 2019, 12:36 PM IST
25 Oct 2019, 12:34 PM IST
Three independent MLAs meet JP Nadda, offer support

Three independent MLAs on Friday met BJP working President J P Nadda at his residence here and extended support to the saffron party, BJP leader Jawahar Yadav said.

The three MLAs are Dharampal Gondan, Nayanpal Rawat and Sombir Sangwan
25 Oct 2019, 12:29 PM IST
Independent candidate Nayan Pal Rawat, elected from Haryana Prithala assembly constituency extended his support to the Bharatiya Janata Party. I extend my support to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). I have met JP Nadda Ji, he said.
25 Oct 2019, 12:18 PM IST
25 Oct 2019, 12:07 PM IST
25 Oct 2019, 11:52 AM IST
Delhi: Haryana CM ML Khattar arrives at the residence of Bharatiya Janata Party Working President JP Nadda.
25 Oct 2019, 11:52 AM IST
25 Oct 2019, 11:37 AM IST
Haryana CM ML Khattar: I am optimistic and we are going to form the government in Haryana.
25 Oct 2019, 11:32 AM IST
In Haryana, 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 Party (JJP) was victorious in 10 constituencies, making it a possible kingmaker, along with 7 Independents

In Maharashtra the Congress and NCP alliance won 98 seats, improving its tally in the state by 14 seats. The Congress had won 42 while NCP had won 43 seats in 2014 assembly polls.
25 Oct 2019, 11:31 AM IST
Meanwhile, despite falling short by 14 seats to get the magic figure in the 90-member Haryana Assembly, the Congress is hopeful of forming government in the state with the support of Dushyant Chautala's JJP and Independents (mostly BJP turncoats), party leaders said on Friday.

Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni said that the party will try to form the government in the state. She was addressing the media at Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi's residence.
25 Oct 2019, 11:30 AM IST
'I have spoken to Nadda ji. Congress has also been approaching us. They are calling, but our previous experience with Congress has not been good,' Kanda says and claims that there are no corruption cases against him.

Kanda further says that his family has connections with the RSS.
25 Oct 2019, 11:19 AM IST
With PM Narendra Modi, the country is progressing. All independent MLAs have decided to be with BJP without any condition: Gopal Kanda.
25 Oct 2019, 11:15 AM IST
Congress leader Manish Tiwar took to Twitter to slam the BJP party for trying to rope in independent MLA Gopal Kanda, who is reportedly an accused in two suicide cases, into an alliance with them.
25 Oct 2019, 11:15 AM IST
25 Oct 2019, 11:03 AM IST
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.
25 Oct 2019, 11:02 AM IST
Shiv Sena issued a warning to the Bharatiya Janata Party in its mouthpiece Saamna and made it aware of its diminished power in gestures and said that this time there was no “maha janadesh” for the BJP. The editorial which criticizes BJP, has recognized the growing power of Sharad Pawar’s NCP and the Congress.
25 Oct 2019, 11:02 AM IST
25 Oct 2019, 11:01 AM IST
Nadda meets Shah as Haryana gets hung assembly

After meeting Haryana leaders, BJP working president JP Nadda met the party's president Amit Shah at his residence here during the wee hours of Friday. BJP's Haryana in-charge and party General Secretary Anil Jain and party's new Organising Secretary BL Santosh were also present in the meeting. The meeting comes in view of Haryana polls where BJP has fallen short of seats to form the government. The leaders, along with Nadda, reached Shah's residence at 1 am and left at 2:10 am.
25 Oct 2019, 10:48 AM IST
Sonia Gandhi has spoken to former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. Priyanka Gandhi in Rae bareli said she is happy with the results. But, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi did not give any reaction. His twitter is silent on this issue. Last, he tweeted was on October 23 on the issue of the merger of MTNL and BSNL.
25 Oct 2019, 10:48 AM IST
No reaction from Rahul on poll results so far

The results of the two states are out and the Congress has improved its tally. All have spoken about the results, but Rahul Gandhi is yet to react.

In Haryana, Congress did an impressive performance, forcing the Bharatiya Janata Party to see a hung Assembly while in Maharashtra, the Congress improved its performance.
25 Oct 2019, 10:45 AM IST
Sardar Nishant Singh, Haryana JJP president: 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.
25 Oct 2019, 10:44 AM IST
Delhi: Congress leaders Ahmed Patel and Mallikarjun Kharge arrive at 10, Janpath, the residence of Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi for Congress Special Group Meeting
25 Oct 2019, 10:38 AM IST
Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece 'Saamana' has advised bittersweet ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to have its feet on the ground. This came a day after BJP and Shiv Sena came back in power with a comfortable majority in the Maharashtra assembly election results.

Ruling BJP and Shiv Sena have come back to power in Maharashtra but with lesser numbers. In the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly, BJP has won 105 seats while ally Shiv Sena has bagged 56. The NCP has won 54 seats and Congress emerged victorious in 44 seats.
25 Oct 2019, 10:28 AM IST
DS Hooda,Congress: Independent MLAs who are going to be a part of the Khattar government are digging their own political grave. They are selling the trust of people. People of Haryana will never forgive those who do so. People will thrash them with shoes.
25 Oct 2019, 10:27 AM IST
The 7 Independent MLAs from Haryana who will play a crucial role to help BJP form govt: Three already reveal their decision and rest four and in touch with BJP.

Balraj Kundu- Maham
Somvir sangwan- Dadri
Nayanpal Ravat-Prithla
Rakesh Daulatbad Badhshahpur
25 Oct 2019, 10:26 AM IST
Haryana Lokhit Party's Gopal Kanda and Independent candidate Ranjeet Singh were whisked away to Delhi ahead of the critical meeting between the BJP leaders, including CM Manohar Lal Khattar, party president Amit Shah and working president JP Nadda.
25 Oct 2019, 10:21 AM IST
Haryana: Five of the eight winning Independent MLAs have proclaimed their support for the saffron camp.

The government will be formed with the help of Gopal Kanda, Rakesh Daulatabad, Nayanpal Rawat, Randhir Chautala, Randhir Golan and INDL leader Abhay Chautala.
25 Oct 2019, 10:12 AM IST
BJP Haryana In-charge Anil Jain: With the blessing of people of Haryana, we will again form government in the state. We have emerged as the single largest party.
25 Oct 2019, 10:11 AM IST
Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) to hold MLAs meeting and national executive meeting today. JJP to hold press conference at 4pm today.
25 Oct 2019, 10:10 AM IST
Haryana BJP President Subhash Barala: People have given a mandate to BJP. However, we will introspect on why did the party get 7 seats less this time. Both the party & I will learn from results of these elections. We'll take steps to strengthen the party in the state. The government will be formed under the leadership of ML Khattar Ji. He is coming to Delhi today to hold discussions.
25 Oct 2019, 10:09 AM IST
The sources said the BJP is likely to stake claim for another term in the Haryana today.
25 Oct 2019, 9:59 AM IST
Uddhav Thackeray is likely to address Sena MLAs today at 4 pm.
25 Oct 2019, 9:58 AM IST
Khattar on Friday morning left for New Delhi to meet party national President Amit Shah and other Independent Legislators.
25 Oct 2019, 9:49 AM IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is expected to meet Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya here on Friday to stake claim to form the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in its second consecutive term.

Ahead of this, Khattar is expected to get support of Independent legislators -- two of them are Lokhit Party (HLP) chief Gopal Kanda, who won from Sirsa, and the Congress rebel Ranjit Singh, youngest son of Jat leader late Chaudhary Devi Lal, who won from the Rania seat as an Independent candidate.
25 Oct 2019, 9:47 AM IST
Hooda had alleged that the administration was 'putting pressure' on the Independents at the behest of the BJP and not allowing them to move freely.
25 Oct 2019, 9:46 AM IST
25 Oct 2019, 9:45 AM IST
Khattar left for Delhi in a helicopter. He boarded the chopper from the helipad near his official residence here, sources said. He will be meeting the party's senior leadership and discuss the way forward in the wake of the BJP needing support of a few MLAs to form the government.
25 Oct 2019, 9:45 AM IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar left for Delhi on Friday morning to meet senior party leaders and discuss a way forward as the ruling BJP emerged as the single largest party with 40 seats in a hung assembly.

New Delhi: The Haryana Assembly poll verdict on Thursday threw up a hung House, with no party reaching the majority figure, in contrast to Maharashtra where the BJP-Shiv Sena combine secured a comfortable majority to retain power. In Haryana, 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 Party (JJP) was victorious in 10 constituencies, making it a possible kingmaker, along with 7 Independents. The INLD, which ruled the state for four times, managed just one 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 air strike.

The results came as a shocker for the saffron party, particularly since it had won all the 10 seats in the Lok Sabha elections held just five months back. The Congress had failed to open account in the April-May Lok Sabha elections.

Watch | Hung assembly in Haryana; majority to BJP-Sena in Maharashtra



The BJP had formed the government in Haryana for the first time in 2014, when it improved its tally from four in the previous elections.

The INLD, which ruled the state the last time from 2000 to 2004, stood second with 19 seats in the last Assembly elections and was the main Opposition party in the outgoing House.

The JJP was formed in December last year after Dushyant Chautala, grandson of four-time Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, split from the INLD following a bitter fight in the family.

The Congress has already begun efforts to woo JJP leader Dushyant Chautala but he has refused to spell out his future course of action, saying it will be decided after the party's meeting on Friday.

In Maharashtra, where 288 seats are at stake, the BJP won 104 seats and was leading in 1 more as of midnight. Its ally Shiv Sena won 56 seats, taking their combined lead tally to 161 seats.

From the Opposition camp, the Congress won 43 seats and was leading in one more while its alliance partner Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) ended up with 54 seats.

Going by the results and trends, the BJP's tally is lesser by 17 seats compared to its performance in the last Assembly elections held in 2014 when it got 122 seats. Shiv Sena had 63 seats last time.

The NCP improved its performance significantly as it had got 41 seats in the last Assembly elections, when the Congress had got 42 seats.