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Haryana govt formation Live Updates: Manohar Lal Khattar will take oath as CM for the second term tomorrow in Chandigarh. Dushyant Chautala will be sworn-in as deputy CM.

Haryana CM, ML Khattar, Haryana news, JJP, BJPML Khattar has been elected as BJP legislative party chief. (Photo/ANI)

Haryana govt formation Live updates: Manohar Lal Khattar has been elected as the leader of BJP legislative party in Haryana. He will take oath as the chief minister for the second term on Sunday (October 27) in Chandigarh at 2:15 PM.  JJP’s Dushyant Chautala will be his deputy. Khattar met Haryana Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya to stake claim to form the next government with the support of Jannayak Janata Party and Independent MLAs. The BJP and JJP finalised an alliance deal late on Friday after meeting between Amit Shah and Dushyant Chautala.

“Going by the mandate of the voters of Haryana, leaders of both parties have decided that BJP and JJP will form the government together. The chief minister will be from the BJP and deputy chief minister will be from the JJP,” Shah told reporters. The deputy CM will be from Chautala’s party, Shah added. The BJP’s decision to win over Chautala underlines its quest to placate Jats, a dominant community in the state who are believed to have voted mostly against the saffron party in the recent polls, to ensure a smooth run of its government.

Speaking to reporters in Chandigarh after BJP legislative party meeting, Union  Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad put to rest the controversy surrounding Gopal Kanda and said the party is not taking support from the controversial MLA. Khattar had earlier said that he has received letters from Independent MLAs extending support to the BJP.

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Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti had openly criticised her own party for taking support from controversial MLA Gopal Kanda for forming government in Haryana. Kanda, who has won from Sirsa, had to resign from Bhupinder Singh Hooda cabinet in 2012 when he was accused of abetting suicide of an air hostess working in his airline company.

 

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    21:12 (IST)26 Oct 2019
    Anil Vij from BJP, Ram Kumar Gautam from JJP among ministerial probables

    From BJP, six-time MLA Anil Vij, Banwari Lal, Seema Trikha are among the probables who are likely to get ministerial berths in the new Haryana government. JJP leaders Ram Kumar Gautam and Ishwar Singh are the frontrunners for the ministerial berth in the new coalition government.

    17:18 (IST)26 Oct 2019
    Sonia Gandhi happy with the party's performance: Bhupinder Singh Hooda

    Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said that Congress president Sonia Gandhi was happy with the party's performance in the assembly elections. "She said it was a good performance, she is happy," he told ANI. The Congress, under the leadership of Hooda, won 31 seats and emerged as the second-largest party after the BJP which got 40 seats.

    15:41 (IST)26 Oct 2019
    There will be one deputy CM

    The BJP has clarified that there would be deputy chief minister in the next government, which will be formed tomorrow. Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, while addressing media, said ML Khattar was elected as the leader of the BJP's legislative party unanimously.

    15:23 (IST)26 Oct 2019
    Manohar Lal Khattar confirms oath taking tomorrow at 2:15 PM

    Manohar Lal Khattar met Haryana Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya to stake claim to form next government. Khattar will take oath as CM for the second term on Sunday 2:15 PM in Chandigarh. Dushyant Chautala will take oath as Deputy CM, confirms Khattar 

    14:45 (IST)26 Oct 2019
    Ajay Chautala granted furlough

    Ajay Chautala, father of Jannayak Janta Party leader Dushyant Chautala, has been granted furlough  for two weeks. He will be out today evening or tomorrow morning. Ajay Chautala is serving a term at Delhi Tihar Jail after being convicted in a recruitment scam. 

    14:44 (IST)26 Oct 2019
    ML Khattar, Dushyant Chautala meet Haryana Governor

    Manohar Lal Khattar along with Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and JJP chief Dushyant Chautala have reached Raj Bhawan to meet Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya to stake claim to form the next governent. 

    13:49 (IST)26 Oct 2019
    Naina Chautala to be deputy CM?

    Sources within the JJP said that the name of Naina Chautala, mother of Dushyant Chautala, is being considered for the deputy CM post. She has been elected from the Badhra assembly seat. Naina defeated Congress candidate Ranbir Singh Mahendra with a margin of 13,704 votes.

    13:14 (IST)26 Oct 2019
    BJP won't take any support from Gopal Kanda: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Putting the controversy surrounding Gopal Kanda to rest, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has made it clear that the BJP will not take any support from the controversial MLA to form government in Haryana. Prasad added that Manohar Lal Khattar will decide who all to pick for his cabinet 

    12:30 (IST)26 Oct 2019
    Manohar Lal Khattar likely to take oath as Haryana CM tomorrow

    Manohar Lal Khattar has  been elected as the leader of BJP legislative party. He is likely to take oath as the chief minister of Haryana for the second term on Saturday. BJP legislative party meeting begins at UT Guest house in Chandigarh. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, CM Manohar Lal Khattar present. #HaryanaAssemblyPolls pic.twitter.com/FI8r2nxciq— ANI (@ANI) October 26, 2019

    11:26 (IST)26 Oct 2019
    Will BJP take support from Gopal Kanda?

    The Bharatiya Janata Party is yet to decide whether it will take support from controversial MLA Gopal Kanda to form government in Haryana. "We will first hold a meeting of our legislative party shortly, after that we will decide from whom to take support," BJP Haryana in-charge Anil Jain told reporters.

    10:27 (IST)26 Oct 2019
    Khattar to meet Govenor to stake claim to form govt

    Manohar Lal Khattar has reached Chandigarh where he will attend the BJP legislative party meeting. He will later meet Haryana Governor Satyadev Nayaran Arya to stake claim to form the new government in the state. JJP chief Dushyant Chautala is also expected to Chandigarh later today and meet the Governor to hand over letter of support to the BJP. 

    09:27 (IST)26 Oct 2019
    Manohar Lal Khattar leaves for Chandigarh from Delhi

    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar leaves Delhi for Chandigarh.  He is scheduled to attend the BJP legislative party meeting in Chandigarh later today. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and BJP General Secretary Arun Singh to be present as observers during the meeting. 

    08:04 (IST)26 Oct 2019
    BJP legislative party meeting today

    Bharatiya Janata Party legislative party meeting is scheduled to take place today.  In all likelihood, Manohar Lal Khattar will be elected as the leader of the group. The BJP, which now has the support of JJP, is likely to stake claim to form government today.

    22:26 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    Important to have stable govt in Haryana, says Dushyant Chautala

    Dushyant Chautala, JJP leader: To give a stable govt to Haryana it was important for BJP & JJP to come together. I would like to thank Amit Shah ji and Nadda ji.Our party had decided that for the betterment of the state it is important to have a stable govt.

    21:46 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    BJP-JJP seal deal, to form government in Haryana

    BJP and JJP will form government together in Haryana: BJP president Amit Shah announced after meeting with Dushyant Chautala. "We believe our alliance was necessary for stability in Haryana," Chautala said.

    21:01 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    JJP leader Dushyant Chautala likely to be made Deputy CM

    Jannayak Janata Party leader Dushyant Chautala is likely to be made Haryana deputy chief minister in the BJP-led government, news agency PTI reported.

    19:30 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    Haryana polls: 10 years apart, same situation

    The Haryana assembly elections have thrown up striking similarities with the 2009 polls – a hung House and a ruling party falling exactly six seats short of the majority mark.

    In the 2009 assembly elections, the ruling Congress won 40 seats, the same as the BJP this time.

    The Indian National Lok Dal, the main opposition party then won 31 seats, the same number the Congress bagged in the just concluded elections.

    18:49 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    Will go with party that promises 75% job reservation for Haryana youth: Dushyant Chautala

    Dushyant Chautala on Friday said that his party Jannayak Janta Party(JJP) would support the party that would provide 75% employment for Haryanvis(in state), increase and pension amounts and other benefits for the people of the state.

    17:31 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    AAP slams BJP for seeking support of controversial MLA Gopal Kanda in Haryana

    The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday slammed the BJP for seeking support of controversial MLA Gopal Kanda to form the government in Haryana, saying the saffron party is aligning with a rape accused in a state where it launched the 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' scheme.

    16:09 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    Dushyant Chautala keeps options open

    Jannyaka Janata Party (JJP) chief Dushyant Chautala has kept his options open in Haryana. Chautala is non-committal on support to either BJP or Congress but said his party is 'committed to taking Haryana forward'.  Chautala told reporters during a press conference in New Delhi that he is yet to speak to  BJP or Congress over government formation in the state. 

    15:52 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    BJP divided over Gopal Kanda's support

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    14:55 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    BJP legislative party meet tomorrow

    The BJP legislative party will meet on Saturday to elect its leader. The meeting, however, is just a formality as the party has already made it clear that Manohar Lal Khattar will continue on the CM post.

    14:53 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    Congress leader Sushmita Dev writes to Amit Shah over Gopal Kanda supporting BJP in Haryana

    All India Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev has written to Home Minister Amit Shah raising questions over BJP getting support from MLA Gopal Kanda in Haryana. "Gopal Kanda has been accused of rape, abetment of suicide, hatching a criminal conspiracy in connection with the suicide case. Forging an alliance with a criminal like him raises a question on BJP's resolution of providing security to women," she says in her letter.

    13:54 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    Uma Bharti takes stand against Gopal Kanda

    Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti has warned the party against taking support of controversial MLA Gopal Kanda to form government in Haryana. "Winning elections does not acquit him (Kanda) of his crimes," Bharti said in a series of tweets.  

    13:52 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    No ministerial berth for Gopal Kanda: BJP sources

    In an apparent damage control exercise, the BJP has decided not to give any ministerial berth to controversial MLA Gopal Kanda who has pledged support to the party for forming government in Haryana. Earlier, it emerged that Kanda, who won from Sirsa, played an integral role in getting support of  Independent MLAs for the BJP after the party fell short of majority.  

    13:35 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    Have worked for BJP for 30 years: Randhir Golan

    Randhir Golan, who won from Pundri assembly constituency, extends support to BJP in Haryana. "I was BJP worker for 30 years. I was in BJP. BJP is my mother,' Golan says.

    13:15 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    All Independent MLAs have extended support to BJP: Gopal Kanda

    Haryana Lokhit Party's Gopal Kanda confirms that all Independent MLAs have extended their support to BJP for forming government in Haryana. 'All independent candidates have extended their unconditional support to BJP. My father was associated with RSS since 1926, fought first general elections of the country after independence on Jansangh ticket,' says Gopal Kanda.  

    13:07 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    BJP has required numbers: Kailash Vijayvargiya

    The  BJP has support of six Independent MLAs and will form the government in Haryana. If Dushyant Chautala wants to support us, we will speak to him, says senior party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya.

    12:54 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    Dadri MLA extends support to BJP

    Independent MLA from Dadri Somvir Sangwan has also extended his support to the BJP to form government in Haryana.  The BJP is banking on support of Independent MLAs after it fell six short of majority mark. Earlier, it was reported that the party was also in talks with Dushyant Chautala's JJP which has won 10 seats. However, there has been no formal announcement of this alliance so far.

    12:16 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    Prithala Independent MLA extends support to BJP

    Independent MLA from Haryana's Prithala constituency Nayan Pal Rawat has declared support for the BJP. "I extend my support to BJP. I have met JP Nadda Ji," Rawat told reporters in Delhi.

    12:07 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    Dushyant Chautala to meet his father Ajay Chautala in Tihar Jail today

    Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) chief Dushyant Chautala is likely to meet his father Ajay Chautala, who is currently lodged in Delhi's Tihar Jail, later today. Ajay Chautala was convicted in 2013 in connection with a recruitment scam in Haryana. 

    11:55 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    Khattar reaches JP Nadda's house

    Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar has reached BJP working president JP Nadda's house in New Delhi to discuss issues concerning forming of government  in the state. The BJP has reportedly managed to get support of Independent MLAs after assembly election results declared on Thursday showed the party short of clear mandate.  

    11:43 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    ML Khattar to take oath as Haryana CM tomorrow, reports

    Manohar Lal Khattar has said that he will take oath as Haryana CM for the second term tomorrow, reports News18. BJP has managed to get support of Independent MLAs to reach to the magic mark of 46 in the 90-member Haryana Assembly.  "I am optimistic and we are going to form the government in Haryana," Khattar told reporters.

    11:30 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    JJP legislative party meeting begins

    Jannayak Janata Party chief Dushyant Chautala is meeting all the newly elected MLAs of his party. The party which won 10 seats in Haryana assembly elections is yet to disclose whether it will support the BJP or the Congress.

    11:27 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    7 out of 8 Independent MLAs in touch with BJP: Report

    Sources within the BJP have claimed that the party is in touch with seven out of eight MLAs. CM Manohar Lal Khattar has reached New Delhi and he will be meeting these MLAs at Haryana Bhawan. Khattar is then likely to meet BJP top brass at party headquarters before returning back to Chandigarh later in the evening. 

    10:32 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    BJP to stake claim to form govt, Khattar swearing-in likely today

    The Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to stake claim to form the government in Haryana with the support of Independent MLAs. The saffron party, which won 40 seats, is six short of a clear majority. The Indian Express reported citing BJP sources that Manohar Lal Khattar may be sworn in as the chief minister for the second term today itself.

    10:17 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    Will form govt in Haryana soon: Anil Jain

    With the blessing of people of Haryana, we will again form government in the state. We have emerged as the single largest party, says BJP Haryana in-charge Anil Jain. 

    10:13 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    Gopal Kanda to reach Delhi soon

    Gopal Kanda, Haryana Lokhit Party chief, has reportedly flown to Delhi with other Independent MLAs who have agreed to support the BJP to form the government. Kanda, who has won from Sirsa, had to resign from Bhupinder Singh Hooda cabinet in 2012 when he was accused of abetting suicide of an air hostess working in his airline company.

    09:58 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    BJP Haryana chief confident of forming govt

    BJP Haryana unit president Subhash Barala is confident that his party will form government in the state despite a fractured mandate. Barala said BJP will form government with the support of Independent MLAs. 'It was a rumour spread by some people,' he said when asked about reports about him resigning as Haryana BJP chief. 

    09:45 (IST)25 Oct 2019
    Bhupinder Singh Hooda to meet Sonia Gandhi

    Haryana Congress veteran Bhupinder Singh Hooda is likely to meet party interim president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi today to chalk out the strategy in the wake of a fractured mandate. The Congress has won 31 seats in Haryana and is hoping to get support from Dushyant Chautala's JJP which has 10 seats and others.

    Haryana Assembly Election Result, Haryana Election Result 2019 Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda has appealed all opposition parties to unite against BJP in Haryana after poll results. (Photo/ANI)Veteran Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda had earlier appealed all Opposition parties to unite to stop the BJP from forming the government in Haryana for the second consecutive time. Hooda met Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Friday to discuss future course of action in the wake of the split assembly election verdict.
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