Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar and his Cabinet tender resignation


Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar and JJP leader Dushyant Chautala (file).

New Delhi:

He Haryana The political landscape is changing after the resignation of the Chief Minister. Manohar Lal Khattar and his cabinet on Tuesday morning, after a split in the government Bharatiya Janata Party-Jannayak Janta Party alliance over the failed seat-sharing talks for the Lok Sabha elections.

Sources have told NDTV that Khattar could return to the top job, perhaps as soon as 4 pm. He could lead a new government with the BJP's numbers (currently 41 in the 90-member Assembly) boosted by five JJP MLAs: Jogi Ram Sihag, Ram Kumar Gautam, Ishwar Singh, Ramniwas and Devinder Babli.

Sources said these five could form a splinter group and join the BJP, but they are unlikely to be given ministerial posts. The new government is also likely to have the support of seven independent MLAs.

“We have already extended our support… We also discussed the strategy for the elections. I have the impression that the process of breaking up the alliance has begun,” said Nayan Rawat, an independent MP.

A swearing-in ceremony – with a new Chief Minister and two (possibly) deputies – is expected later today; A legislative party meeting is expected to be held soon, and National General Secretary Tarun Chugh and Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda were quick to observe the proceedings.

Khattar is considered the favorite, but there is talk that he could be replaced to guard against possible sentiments against his rule. Sources said Kurukshetra MP Nayab Singh Saini and Sanjay Bhatia, the Lok Sabha MP from Karnal, in which Khattar Assembly constituency falls, are also in the race.

Sources told NDTV that the comments of BJP MLAs will be considered. NDTV has also been told that state BJP leaders had expressed doubts over the JJP's ability to win the crucial votes from the Jat community.

There is also talk that Haryana could have two deputy chief ministers, from different communities, in a repeat of the BJP's moves after winning elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.

Last year, the BJP took its time naming its three new chief ministers for Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, keeping caste and community equations in mind, and keeping an eye on the Lok Sabha elections, before unveiling three unlikely faces. known.

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The BJP-JJP alliance, formed after the 2019 Assembly elections failed to win a decisive mandate, has broken up, NDTV understands, after the two failed to reach an agreement on sharing Lok Sabha seats. The JJP wanted to contest two of the state's 10 seats, but the BJP was only willing to give up one.

Both parties have since said they will contest the upcoming elections independently.

In the 2019 elections, the BJP won all 10 seats. Chautala's newly formed party lost all seven of its contests, but finished with a creditable vote figure of 4.9 percent.

Khattar for the Lok Sabha?

There was also speculation that Khattar's resignation could be followed by his electoral debut in Lok Sabha from Bhatia's Karnal. Bhatia, sources said, could make the shift in the opposite direction.

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However, that now seems an unlikely sequence of events.

JJP's next steps?

Chautala is not short of options, with the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party being the two major groups that could be open to an alliance. The Indian National Lok Dal, founded by iconic farmer leader and former deputy prime minister Chaudhary Devi Lal and now led by his son Om Prakash, is also a possibility.

However, the Congress and the AAP – both members of the INDIA bloc – have reached a seat-sharing agreement in the state, under which the former will fight on nine seats and the AAP will contest from Kurukshetra.

READ | Congress on seat-sharing drag race, multiple agreements with AAP

Congress grows in Haryana

The change in Haryana's political landscape also comes amid a possible strengthening of Congress' influence in the state, which will also hold Assembly elections this year.

Last week, Hisar MP Brijendra Singh joined the opposition party in the presence of Mallikarjun Kharge. “I have resigned from the primary membership of the BJP for compelling political reasons,” she said.

In the 2019 Assembly elections, the Congress won 31 seats, up from just 15 five years earlier. In the general elections, like the JJP, the national party failed to win any seats, but finished second to the BJP in the 10 and saw a 5.5 per cent rise in its vote share to 28.5 per cent. hundred.

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