JJP & BSP to ally for contesting Haryana assly polls

JJP & BSP to ally for contesting Haryana assly polls

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New Delhi, Aug 11: Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) have formed an alliance to contest polls on fifty or forty seats for the upcoming assembly elections in Haryana , JJP leader Dushyant Chautala announced on Sunday.

"After several meetings of top leaders of both parties, it was decided that JJP and BSP will contest next Haryana Assembly elections in alliance," Mr Chautala said at a press conference here along with BSP General Secretary Satish Chandra Mishra.

"This alliance will bring a new change in the state politics," he said.

"BSP Chief Mayawati and JJP founder Ajay Singh Chautala gave their go-ahead for an alliance ," said Mr Mishra. "People are totally plagued by the BJP rule in the state and added the parties will soon announce the seat sharing deal," he said.

He said the social fabric of the state deteriorated under the BJP rule and added that both the parties will strengthen brotherhood and mutual harmony.

With INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala being in jail in connection with the teacher recruitment scam, his son Ajay Chautala had broken away from the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and formed Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) ahead of general elections this year.

The JJP had contested Lok Sabha elections in an alliance with AAP while the BSP had formed an alliance with INLD. Dushyant, son of Ajay Chautala, had contested LS polls from Hisar but had lost to BJP's bureaucrat-turned-politician Brijendra Singh. (UNI)