With the speculation over the formation of Haryana government finally been put to rest, BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar is all set to take oath for his second term on October 27, Sunday in Chandigarh.
Manohar Lal Khattar will take oath as Haryana Chief Minister for second term on Sunday
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) October 26, 2019
This decision came in after Khattar was elected as leader of BJP legislative party in the state. Khattar is scheduled to meet Haryana Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya later today to stake claim to form the next government with the support of Jannayak Janata Party and Independent MLAs.
Senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, who was present at the BJP legislative party meeting confirming the same, also informed that the party will not be accepting any support from controversial HLP leader Gopal Kanda.
Gopal Kanda, one winner from Haryana Lokhit Party, had been at the centre of a massive controversy after he announced support for BJP in Haryana which also led to a major outrage due to the politician’ past.
Moreover, last evening, after Jannayak Janta Party decided to support BJP to form the government, BJP president Amit Shah had announced that while the Chief Minister will be from BJP, there will be a Deputy CM from JJP. He also said that apart from JJP, several independent MLAs have also extended their support for the BJP government.
Amit Shah had said yesterday that the process of forming the government will start with the formal election of the leader of the legislative party on October 26. “Respecting the mandate given by the voters of Haryana, BJP and JJP leaders have decided to run the government in the state for the next 5 years,” he added.
BJP had emerged as the single largest party in Haryana. BJP won 40 seats in the 90 seat assembly in Haryana, while the newly formed JJP won 10 seats. Congress won 31 seats, independents 7, while INLD and Haryana Lokhit Party won 1 seat each. Before the announcement of the alliance with JJP, several independent MLAs and controversial HLP MLA Gopal Kanda had announced their support for BJP, which would have enabled BJP to form a government without JJP. The support of Kanda had created a massive outrage, as he is accused in several cases, including abetment for suicide.