Khattar Takes Oath as Haryana CM, Dushyant Sworn In as Dy CM
Catch all the latest updates on the Haryana government formation here.
Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday, 27 October took oath as the chief minister of Haryana for a historic second consecutive term, along with JJP leader Dushyant Chautala as the deputy chief minister.
Shiromani Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal and party leader Sukhbir Singh Badal were also present at the Raj Bhawan for the ceremony.
- BJP, in a joint press conference with JJP on Friday announced that they have formed an alliance and staked claim to form the government
- At least seven other MLAs, including the controversial Gopal Kanda, had also extended support to the BJP
- BJP won 40 seats, falling short of the majority mark by six seats
- The Congress won 31 seats, Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) 10, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and Haryana Lokhit Party (HLP) one each
Congress Lashes Out at BJP Over Kanda Extending Support
Declaring that the people of Haryana have rejected the BJP, the Congress on Friday accused the saffron party of using allurements of money and power to get a majority and said a government formed through such means would be "illegitimate".
Lashing out at the BJP for taking Kanda's support, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told reporters, "I think you should look at the statements made by Narendra Modi and Amit Shah at the time when Gopal Kanda was a minister in the (Congress) government in Haryana when we forced him to resign after registration of a case and also removed him from ministership."
"What was the stance of the BJP then and what sort of doublespeak is the BJP doing today," he said, accusing the saffron party of displaying "hunger for power".
BJP to Stake Claim to Form Govt in Haryana on Saturday
The BJP legislative party will meet on Saturday to elect its leader, a formality as the party has already decided that Khattar will head the next government. Khattar said he has got letters of support from Independent MLAs expressing confidence that he will prove his majority in the floor of the House.
Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman and BJP general secretary Arun Singh will attend the meeting as central observers, party general secretary Anil Jain said.
The party has a support of majority of MLAs, he said.
"Will Ally With Whoever is Willing to go Ahead With Our Schemes": JJP Chief Chautala
JJP Chief Dushyant Chautala, while addressing the media after the results of Haryana assembly elections has put him under the radar, said that his party will form the government with whoever agrees to go ahead with his schemes.
“Whoever agrees to support our two schemes - the Common Minimum Program, under which we had taken the resolution of 75 percent job reservations for Haryanvis, and that of Chaudhary Devi Lal’s idea of old age pension, we will form government with them.”Dushyant Chautala, JJP Chief
Chautala also said that the party has not made any moves or talked to anyone on this. “There have been discussions, but we have not talked to anyone yet nor have we made any moves towards allying with anyone yet,” he said.
BJP Chief Amit Shah Reportedly Reaches Out to Chautala: Reports
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has reportedly reached out to Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) chief Dushyant Chautala, in an attempt to join hands with the party to form government in Haryana, which gave a hung verdict on Thursday, 24 October.
Chautala had earlier said that his party will support whoever agrees to support their pension and employment schemes.
AAP Slams BJP for Reaching Out to Controversial MLA Kanda
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.
A day after the election results for the assembly polls in Haryana were declared, Kanda, who won the Sirsa seat, on Friday claimed that he and the Independents have "decided to extend unconditional support to the BJP".
Congress has Already Agreed to JPP Demands: BS Hooda
Former Chief Minister and Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda, on Friday 25 October, said that the Congress had agreed to the demands put forth by JPP chief Dushyant Chautala while addressing a press conference, CNN News18 reported.
Chautala, during the press conference, said that his party will form the government with whoever agrees to support his schemes, which include a reservation scheme and a pension scheme.
Will Comment on Situation After Consultation With Party Prez: Haryana BJP Chief
Haryana BJP president Subhash Birla, on Firday, 25 October, said that he will only be able to comment on the siuation in the Haryana Assembly, only after consulting with with BJP Working President JP Nadda.
"I will be able to make a comment on our future course of action only after discussions with Nadda ji," he said.
Talks Ongoing with Both Cong and BJP: JJP Chief Chautala
JJP President, Dushyant Chautala, on Friday, 25 October, said that his party has been in talks with both BJP and Congress. "If a govt in Haryana is formed with our support we will take the state forward," he said.
JJP Chief Chautala Meets with BJP Chief Amit Shah in New Delhi
Jannayak Janata Party chief Dushyant Chautala, accompanied by Minister of State Anurag Thakur, reached BJP president Amit Shah's residence on Friday, 25 October evening. Reports suggest that he may announce support to the BJP in Haryana.
BJP Offering Dushyant Chautala Deputy CM Post: Report
Sources told news agency ANI that the BJP has offered JJP Chief Dushyant Chautala the position of Deputy Chief Minister for Haryana if he agrees to join hands with the ruling party.
BJP-JJP Hold Joint Press Conference, Announce Chautala as Dy CM
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday clinched an alliance with the Jannayak Janata Party, which has won 10 seats in the 90-member assembly, by offering the it the post of deputy chief minister.
BJP president Amit Shah announced at a press conference held with JJP leader Dushyant Chautala that the chief minister will be from his party and the deputy chief minister from the regional party.
Incumbent Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is likely to be elected the BJP legislative party leader at a meeting in Chandigarh on Saturday and will then stake claim before the governor to form the government. Chautala is likely to be his deputy.
The BJP's decision to win over Chautala underlines its quest to placate Jats, a dominant community in the state and who are believed to have voted mostly against the saffron party in the recent polls, to ensure a smooth run of its government.
Important for BJP-JJP to Come Together for Haryana: Chautala After Alliance Announcement
JJP Chief Dushyant Chautala, on Friday 25 October, after the joint press conference by BJP and JJP, said that in order to form a stable government in Haryana, it was important for the BJP and JJP to join hands.
“To give a stable govt to Haryana, it was important for BJP and 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 government,” Chautala said.
BJP to Hold Party Meeting, Likely to Stake Claim to Form Govt Today
The BJP will hold a legislative party meeting at 11 am on Saturday to elect its leader, following which it is likely to stake claim to form the government in Haryana, reports said. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and BJP General Secretary Arun Singh are to be present as observers at the legislative party meeting.
The party had announced an alliance with the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP)on Friday evening.
Manohar Lal Khattar is likely to become Chief Minister again, with Chautala as his deputy, according to reports.
CM Khattar Leaves for Chandigarh
Chief Minister ML Khattar has left Delhi for Chandigarh. He will be attending the BJP legislative party meeting at UT Guest House.
JJP to Hold Party Meet Later Today
The Jannayak Janta Party (JPP) will be holding a meeting at their party office in Chandigarh later on Saturday.
Khattar Reaches Chandigarh, BJP Legislative Party Meet to Start Shortly
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar reached Chandigarh from New Delhi on Saturday morning to attend the BJP legislative party meeting, which will be held shortly to elect its leader in the Assembly. After reaching Chandigarh in a helicopter, Khattar drove straight to his official residence, which is close to the meeting venue.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 11 am to elect its new leader, a formality as the party has already decided that Khattar will head the next government, PTI reported.
After the meeting, Khattar is likely meet Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya and stake claim to form the next government in the state.
Jannayak Janta Party leader Dushyant Chautala is also expected to reach Chandigarh in the afternoon and meet the governor to submit his party's letter of support to the BJP.
No Question of Including Kanda in Govt: BJP Leader Anil Vij
Haryana Minister and BJP leader Anil Vij has denied that Gopal Kanda will be included in the government that will be formed in Haryana. “There is no question of including Gopal Kanda in the government. We are we not taking his support,” Vij said, according to ANI.
Swearing-In Ceremony Likely on Sunday
The BJP legislative party meeting to elect its leader in the Assembly began on Saturday, after Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar reached Chandigarh from New Delhi.
Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and BJP General Secretary Arun Singh also reached the UT guesthouse in Chandigarh to attend the meeting as central observers.
BJP General Secretary (organisation) Suresh Bhatt told PTI that the swearing-in ceremony of the party-led government in Haryana would not take place on Saturday.
"The date will be announced later," he said.
However, sources in BJP told PTI the swearing-in ceremony will take place on Sunday afternoon.
Khattar Elected BJP's Legislative Party Leader, to Meet Governor and Stake Claim to Form Govt
Manohar Lal Khattar was unanimously elected as the leader of the BJP legislative party in Chandigarh on Saturday. The announcement was made by Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who along with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Arun Singh, attended the meeting as central observers.
Khattar's name was proposed by MLAs Anil Vij and Kanwar Pal and seconded by other BJP legislators.
After being elected as the legislative party leader, Khattar will go to meet Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya and stake claim to form the government in the state.
“We will go to meet the Governor, and request him to invite us to form the government,” Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
Naina Chautala's Name Being Discussed for Deputy CM's Post: JJP Sources
The JJP is considering the name of Naina Chautala for the post of deputy chief minister in Haryana, party sources told PTI on Saturday.
Naina Chautala is the mother of JJP leader Dushyant Chautala.
She was elected from the Badhra assembly segment and had defeated Congress candidate Ranbir Singh Mahendra with a margin of 13,704 votes in the just concluded elections.
However, the final decision was yet to be taken, the sources said, according to PTI.
BJP Will Work With JJP, Independents for Development of Haryana: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Addressing a press conference after the BJP’s legislative party meeting, Ravi Shankar Prasad said that BJP would work alongside JJP and Independents. “BJP, Dushyant Chautala’s party and Independents - we all are together. And we all will work for the development of Haryana,” the Law Minister said.
He also specified that BJP would not be taking any support from Gopal Kanda.
Speaking at the presser, Khattar added that they would be meeting the Haryana governor at 2.30 PM on Saturday to stake claim to form the government.
RS Prasad, ML Khattar and Chautala Arrive at Haryana Governor's Residence
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar and JJP Leader Dushyant Chautala have arrived at Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya’s residence.
Ajay Chautala Granted Parole for Two Weeks
Ajay Chautala, father of JJP leader Dushyant Chautala who is lodged in Tihar jail, has been granted parole and will be out on Saturday evening or Sunday morning. He has been granted parole for two weeks, ANI reported, quoting the Tihar DG.
Chautala was in jail after being convicted in a teacher recruitment scam along with his father and former chief minister Om Prakash Chautala.
BJP Stakes Claim to Form Government in Haryana
BJP has staked claim to form the government in Haryana after its leaders, including ML Khattar, met Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya, PTI reported, quoting party sources.
JJP leader Dushyant Chautala has given his letter of support to the governor, BJP sources told PTI.
Dushyant Chautala to be Deputy CM, Khattar to Return as CM
JJP chief Dushyant Chautala will be deputy chief minister in the Haryana government, while ML Khattar will make a come back as Chief Minister, the latter announced on Saturday, after the BJP staked their claim, along with JJP to form the government in the state.
“We have staked claim to form the government in Haryana. The governor has accepted our proposal and invited us,” Khattar said, reported ANI.
“Satyadeo Narain Arya has invited BJP to form government on Sunday,” Khattar added.
The ceremony will take place at 2:15 pm at Haryana Raj Bhawan.
'Sonia Gandhi Happy With Congress' Performance': Former CM Hooda
Bhupinder Singh Hooda, former Haryana chief minister said that the Congress President Sonia Gandhi is happy with the party's performance in the recently conducted state Assembly elections.
Speaking to ANI, Hooda said, “She is happy, she said it was a good performance.”
BJP's Anil Vij, JJP's Ram Kumar Gautam Among Ministerial Probables in New Haryana Govt
Six-time MLA Anil Vij, Banwari Lal, Seema Trikha from the BJP, while Ram Kumar Gautam and Ishwar Singh from the JJP are among the probables who are likely to get ministerial berths in the new Haryana government, reported PTI.
Among seven independents who are supporting the BJP-led coalition which will be sworn in on Diwali day in Chandigarh on Sunday, late Devi Lal's son Ranjit Singh Chautala is among the front runners for the ministerial post, party sources said.
Names of other BJP MLAs which are doing rounds for ministerial berths are Mahaipal Dhanda, Ghanshyam Saraf, Kamal Gupta, Subhash Sudha and Deepak Mangla, the sources said.
Dushyant Chautala's Father Released From Jail; Granted Furlough For 14 Days
Jannayak Janata Party Chief Dushyant Chautala's father Ajay Chautala was released from Tihar Jail on Sunday,27 October after being granted furlough of 14 days, reported news agency ANI.
Ajay Chautala says,"Dushyant has established the organisation in just 11 months."
Khattar To Be Sworn In At Noon
Khattar’s swearing in ceremony will be at noon, say reports.
Along with Khattar, JJP chief Dushyant Chautala will also take oath as Deputy chief minister on Sunday.
Congress Was ‘Majboor’, Not ‘Mazboot’, Says Dushyant Chautala
Haryana deputy CM designate and JJP leader Dushyant Chautala took a jibe at he Congress, saying they didn’t have the mandate of the people.
"Until yesterday they (Congress) were saying that it (BJP-JJP alliance) is against people's mandate. We have come after winning against them too. Congress could not gather the numbers. Majboor thi mazboot nahi (they were helpless, not strong).
SAD Leaders Parkash Singh Badal, Sukhbir Singh Badal Arrive at the Raj Bhawan
Shiromani Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal and party leader Sukhbir Singh Badal arrive at the Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of the chief minister and deputy chief minister of the state.
Manohar Lal Khattar, Dushyant Chautala Arrive at Raj Bhawan
Haryana CM designate Manohar Lal Khattar and deputy CM designate Dushyant Chautala arrived at Raj Bhawan to take oath.
Manohar Lal Khattar Takes Oath as Haryana CM, Dushyant is Dy CM
Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday, 27 October took oath as the chief minister of Haryana in a historic second consecutive term, along with JJP leader Dushyant Chautala as the deputy chief minister.
'Couldn't Have Been a Better Diwali': Ashok Chautala
Ashok Chautala, father of Haryana Dy CM Dushyant Chautala expressed pride after the oath taking ceremony.
“What can be a better occasion for a father, than this? Congress can say anything they want to but this government will go on for five years and work for the development of Haryana. There could not have been a better Diwali than this,” he said.
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