New BJP led govts take shape in Maharashtra, Haryana

New BJP led govts take shape in Maharashtra, Haryana

Agency News

New Delhi, Oct 25 : The contours of new governments became clearer on Friday after the BJP-Shiv Sena narrow victory in Maharashtra and hung assembly in the Capital’s backyard Haryana.

Hectic parleys continued throughout the day on Friday to form a new government in Haryana after assembly elections thrown up fractured verdict in the state. Though the ruling BJP has emerged the single largest party, it fell short of 6 seats to reach the magic number of 46 in the 90-member assembly.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal held discussions with top BJP leaders the BJP's working President JP Nadda at later's residence in New Delhi. Bharatiya Janata Party is six short of the majority mark of 46 in 90-member Haryana assembly, while Congress has managed to bag only 31 seats.

After hours of suspense, finally BJP has struck a deal with Dushyant Chautala’s Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), which has bagged ten seats in Haryana. BJP offered Deputy CM post and ministerial berths to Dushyant Chautala. BJP expects the move will help to woo thousands of jat voters in the upcoming Delhi elections towards the party. Though BJP made a deal with seven independents earlier, the party later withdrew from it after the row erupted over an independent MLA, Gopal Kanda, as he is the main accused in the suicide case of Geetika Sharma, a former air hostess, who was employed in the now-defunct MDLR airlines. Soon after the elections results, Gopal Kanda was the man who organised other independent MLAs towards BJP camp. (UNI)