After sealing a deal with Dushyant Chautala's Jannayal Janta Party (JJP), BJP's Manohar Lal Khattar along with Chautala has handed over a letter to the Haryana Governor staking their claim to form the next government on Saturday. Speaking to media, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that the JJP-BJP alliance has submitted a letter of intent to the Governor, which has been accepted by the governor. He also said that he has submitted a resignation letter as the term of the old Cabinet has ended. Khattar informed that the Chief Minister and the Deputy CM will take the oath at Raj Bhavan on Sunday at 2:15 PM.
As the poll result of Haryana gave a fractured mandate on Thursday, BJP President Amit Shah on Friday announced that BJP and JJP have sealed an alliance to form the next Haryana government. Addressing a press briefing at his residence, along with BJP working president JP Nadda and BJP Haryana in-charge Anil Jain, BJP Haryana Chief Subhash Barala, Union Minister Anurag Thakur, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, and JJP's Dushyant Chautala, Shah said that JJP will get the Deputy CM post but did not mention Chautala's name.
"Thanking the people of Haryana for its mandate, I inform you that BJP and JJP will form the next government in the state. JJP and many independents have supported us. In the next government, the Chief Minister will be of BJP and Deputy CM will be from JJP," Amit Shah said.
Just 10 months old Jannanayak Janta Party, that was formed under the aegis of Dushyant Chautala after family feud in INLD, became the third political force in Haryana's fractured mandate winning 10 seats. As the result came in on Thursday, both the BJP and Congress reportedly tried to rope in the new Chautala of Haryana in order to form the next government. There were also reports of Dushyant Chautala demanding Chief Ministerial berth. However, dismissing all speculations, the JJP leader said that it can ally with any party who will adhere to the demands of JJP.
The final results of the Haryana Assembly Elections saw seemingly invincible BJP winning 40 seats. While the Congress sort of made a comeback winning 31 seats. While the newly formed Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) under the leadership of Dushyant Chautala won 10 seats, others including Haryana Lokhit Party (HLP) candidate Gopal Kanda, won 9 seats in the 90-seat assembly of the state.