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Parleys on to form Government in Haryana, Maharashtra

Hectic parleys are on by Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress and Jannayak Janata Party to form a government in the state, after the results threw up a rather unclear picture. 

Incumbent Chief Minister Manohar Lal is holding discussions with the BJP’s working President JP Nadda at later’s residence in New Delhi.  

Bharatiya Janata Party is six short of majority mark of 46 in 90-member Haryana assembly, while Congress has managed to bag only 31 seats.

Jannayak Janata Party, which is expected to play kingmaker’s role, has bagged ten seats. Seven independents are also expected to play a key role in government formation. Indian National Lok Dal and Haryana Lokhit Party have won one seat each.

Haryana incumbent Chief Minister Manohar Lal exuded confidence that Bharatiya Janata Party will form the goverment in the state.

Meanwhile, independent MLA from Sirsa assembly seat, Gopal Kanda has said that he is going to support Bharatiya Janata Party in state.

Independent candidate from Prithla seat in Haryana, Nayan Pal Rawat has pledged his support to BJP.

Congress has intensified its efforts to form government in Haryana after bagging 31 seats in state assembly polls. Former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has reached New Delhi to meet Congress Working President Sonia Gandhi, to discuss further course of action. 

Expecting to play kingmaker’s role in government formation in Haryana, Jannayak Janata Party state chief Sardar Nishan Singh has said that they will announce their decision this evening through a press conference. After winning ten seats in state assembly polls, JJP is in touch with both, BJP and Congress for forming the government in state.

Meanwhile, The BJP-Shiv sena coalition is all set to form the next government in Maharashtra. The pre-poll allies won 161 seats in the 288-member house. The BJP won 105 seats on its own out of 150 contested. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis thanked the people of Maharashtra for giving a “clear and decisive mandate” to the BJP-led NDA. The Congress and NCP alliance have emerged as a strong oppostion, garnering 98 seats together.

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