Haryana Vidhan Sabha Election Results 2019 Live Updates: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appears to have clinched the support of a majority of MLAs in the Haryana Assembly as Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar held deliberations with party leadership in Delhi ahead of staking claim to form the next Haryana government. The BJP legislative party will meet on Saturday to elect its leader that will head the next government.
According to sources within the party, six Independent MLAs are in touch with the party and have agreed to extend their support. Manohar Lal Khattar may take oath today evening, sources said.
The BJP won 40 seats in the 90-member Haryana legislative assembly, with the majority mark set at 46. Proving most of the Exit Polls wrong, the Congress has pulled out a surprise in Haryana and won 31 seats, bettering its 2014 tally. Dushyant Chautala’s Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) has grabbed 10 seats.
Earlier, Amit Shah summoned Khattar to New Delhi after it emerged that the party would find it difficult to get to the majority mark in the state.
Most of the exit polls had predicted that CM Khattar will retain power with the BJP registering an overwhelming victory. However, India Today-Axis My India said it is not going to be an easy match for the saffron party. While the BJP, the survey said, could win 32-44 seats, the Congress is predicted to come a close second winning 30-42 seats.