After Haryana's fractured mandate on Thursday, that made the independents, as well as Dushyant Chautala's Jannayak Janta Party (JPP) the kingmaker, Chautala on Friday, issued a press briefing after party's national executive meet. Speaking at the press briefing, the JPP leader said that his party is open to allying with anyone who backs their manifesto issues. He said that party executives will now talk to Congress and BJP's concerned people and make the decisions. He also clarified that JJP will be an active participant in the alliance and will not support any party from outside.
"Whosoever will support our common minimum program, in which we have specified 75% of jobs for youths, and an increase in an old-age pension that Chaudhary Devi Lal Ji had demanded. We will talk to Congress and to BJP, we fought against both of them, but for Haryana's benefit we will speak to both and whosoever agrees to our demands, we will back them," Chautala said.
On being asked about the demands on ministerial berths and if the party will support Cong or BJP from outside, he said: "JJP will be an active participant." Reiterating that JJP is still the kingmaker, he said that the party will not comment on Gopal Kanda. He added that it is BJP's matter and not theirs.
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 decision will be taken after meeting party leaders and members on Friday.
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 setas, others including Haryana Lokhit Party (HLP) candidate Gopal Kanda won 9 seats in the in the 90-seat assembly of the state.