Amidst the ongoing process of the formation of the Haryana cabinet after the election results, independent MLAs from the state met in Delhi, on Tuesday, to plan a structure to ensure their representation is accommodated in the state council.
According to sources, the Khattar cabinet, that has two members as of today, including the Chief Minister and deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala shows possibilities of expanding soon. The sources also suggest that out of nine cabinet berths, two are likely to go to Jannayak Janata Party, BJP's ally in Haryana.
Nayanpal Rawat, MLA from Prithla, Randhir Singh Gollen, MLA from Pundri, Balraj Kundu, Meham MLA, Dharampal Gonder and Sombir Sangwan from Nilokheri and Dadri, respectively are some of those who participated in the meeting that was held in Haryana Bhawan. Rakesh Daultabad from Badshahpur too was expected to attend the meeting and meet the independents.
MLAs, while maintaining that they had met over along pending 'lunch' also expressed their desire to be accommodated in the cabinet. "It is everyone's desire to be in the cabinet. BJP will decide who will be accommodated. We were from BJP and have given support to it even after winning as independents. We have both - expectations and grievances," stated Rawat.
Rawat, while siding with the MLAs, said that the independents have given unconditional support to the government and that the reason for the delay in cabinet formation can only be explained by the government.
On a related note, Haryana Assembly polls were held on October 21 and results were declared on October 24. The 90-member Assembly has 40 MLAs from BJP, 10 from JJP, 31 from Congress, one MLA each from INLD and Haryana Lokhit Party, and seven independent.
(With ANI Inputs)