The results of the Haryana assembly elections have been declared and BJP has emerged as the single largest party in the state winning 40 seats, while Congress grabbed 31 seats. The JJP won 10 seats, seven seats have been won by the independent MLAs.
Haryana Lokhit Party and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) have also won one seat each.
The half-mark is 46, a magic-figure no party have crossed yet. However, BJP, which emerged as the single largest party, has claimed to form the government with the support of independent MLAs.
A News 18 report has claimed that all 8 independents are in touch with the BJP and are willing to offer support to form the government in the state. The independent MLAs including Rajit Chautala along with HLP member Gopal Kanda confirmed their support to BJP.
#NewsAlert – All 8 independent MLAs in Haryana offer support to BJP. After independent MLAs – Rajit Chautala and Gopal Kanda confirmed their support to BJP, the remaining 6 Independents will also join BJP: Sources. | @jyotik with details. #ResultsWithNews18 | #BattleForHaryana pic.twitter.com/ilJDaEJdFt
— News18 (@CNNnews18) October 25, 2019
On Thursday, Gopal Kanda and independent MLA Ranjit Singh from Rania assembly seat have already met BJP President JP Nadda yesterday and offered support. They were flown to Delhi by BJP MP Sunita Duggal.
Meanwhile, on Friday, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar will be meeting the party’s senior leadership and discuss the way forward in the wake of the BJP needing the support of a few MLAs to form the government during his meeting in Delhi.
The Bharatiya Janata Party is closely watching developments in Haryana, as the party also have sent reportedly sent feelers to Dushyant Chautala, which has secured ten seats in this election. The Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader Dushyant Chautala and his MLAs are travelling to Delhi for a meeting to decide on which party to support in order to form the next government in the state.