BJP allies with JJP in Haryana
October 26, 2019
The Bharatiya Janata Party- BJP has decided to form the government in Haryana in alliance with the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) .
"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 BJP President Amit Shah.
BJP has won only 40 seats in the assembly elections and fell short of the majority needed to form the government on its own. JJP led by Dushyant Chautala won 10 seats and Congress won 31 seats.
At least 46 seats are needed to stake claim for the government to be formed in the 90-member assembly of Haryana. Earlier BJP was in talk with 5-6 independent candidates who had won the elections including Gopal Kanda who has a criminal record.
"Haryana's victory is unprecedented. These days it's rare for the government to get re-elected after completing five years. Even its return as the largest party is an achievement," Prime Minister Modi said about the election results earlier.