Political activities for government formation have gained momentum in Haryana and Maharashtra after declaration of assembly poll results.
The newly-elected BJP Legislature Party of Haryana will meet in Chandigarh tomorrow to choose its leader. Briefing media in New Delhi today, party’s State-in-charge, Anil Jain said, after the meeting the party will meet the Governor to stake claim for government formation in the state. He said, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and senior party leader Arun Singh will be the Central Observers at the meeting
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal met BJP Working President J P Nadda and other top leaders of the party in the National Capital today to discuss a way forward. The Ruling BJP has emerged as the single largest party with 40 seats in the State Assembly elections. The BJP is six short of the half-way mark in the 90-member Haryana Assembly.
Haryana Chief said, he is optimistic that BJP is going to form the government in the state. The Congress won 31 seats, Jannayak Janta Party ten, Indian National Lok Dal and Haryana Lokhit Party one each and seven winners are independents.
Three newly-elected independent MLAs of Haryana also met Mr Nadda at his residence. The MLAs are Dharampal Gondar, Nayanpal Rawat and Sombir Sangwan. BJP leader Jawahar Yadav said, the three MLAs have extended their support to the BJP.
On the other hand, senior Congress leader and former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda is also in Delhi to explore the possibility of government formation. Congress leader and his son, Deepender Singh Hooda said the independent MLAs, who are going to support BJP are betraying the trust of people of Haryana and they will never forgive them. Top Congress leaders also held meeting with party president Sonia Gandhi to deliberate upon the poll outcome in Haryana and Maharashtra.