The BJP, which fell short of six seats from the majority mark in the assembly elections, sealed a deal with the Dushyant-led JJP to form the government in Haryana. BJP got 40 seats, JJP 10, Congress 31, INLD and the Haryana Lokhit Party one each.
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- How Haryana's new electoral math could put Khattar's leadership under test
- Dushyant Chautala: Possible heir to Devi Lal's legacy
- Manohar Lal Khattar takes oath as Haryana CM, Dushyant Chautala as deputy CM
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- JJP, rebels stopped Congress from reaching a majority mark in Haryana
The JJP, with which the Congress later sought an alliance, spoiled the chances for the Congress in a dozen constituencies, including Kaithal where Randeep Surjewala lost by 1,570 votes.
- JJP extends support to BJP to form govt in Haryana, to get deputy CM post
The 11-month old JJP won 10 seats in its debut assembly polls and its role is crucial in formation of a government as no party has got full majority in the Haryana Assembly polls.
- JJP leader Dushyant Chautala likely to be made Deputy CM in BJP-led govt in Haryana
Chautala, whose party has 10 MLAs, reached BJP president Amit Shah's residence here. A deal between the two parties was clinched, they said. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will be heading the new government.
- BJP to stake claim to form govt in Haryana, claims support of 8 MLAs
Top BJP leaders moved swiftly since Thursday night to cobble together a majority in the 90-member Haryana Assembly after the party's tally fell to 40 in the state, six short of the majority mark.
- Who are the eight independents making Manohar Lal Khattar breathe easy?
The eight MLAs who came across to pump in a new lease of life into BJP's Manohar Lal Khattar are namely: Gopal Goyal Kanda, Nayanpal Rawat, Rakesh Daulatabad, Randhir Singh Gollen, Balraj Kundu and Ranjit Chautala.
- 93 per cent newly elected Haryana MLAs are crorepatis: ADR report
According to the ADR analysis, 37 of the 40 BJP MLAs and 29 of the 31 Congress legislators are crorepatis. In the outgoing assembly, 75 of the 90 MLAs possessed assets worth more than Rs 1 crore, the number of crorepati MLAs has increased by 10%.
- Khattar leaves for Delhi to meet senior leaders
After the poll results came out on Thursday, the ruling BJP fell 6 short of the halfway mark needed to form the next government. Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar was called on to discuss with party members about the hung house situation it is stuck in
- In 11 months, we’ve emerged as strongest regional player: Dushyant Chautala
"In just 11 months and fighting our first assembly elections, our party has emerged as the strongest regional player in Haryana. This is the first time that a regional party has won so many seats 10 in an assembly election in such a short tenure.
- Delay in settling leadership issue cost Congress clear win: Bhupinder Singh Hooda
The mandate clearly shows that BJP’s focus on revoking the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir in its poll campaign didn’t work and that people voted against the misrule of Manohar Lal government, Hooda told ET.
- Voters backed Modi as PM but Manohar Lal doesn’t seem to be choice for CM
Lal did not emerge from his residence all day but is expected to meet Haryana governor Satyadev Narayan and stake claim to form a government. A chopper earlier waited in vain all day at a nearby helipad to fly him, perhaps to Delhi.
- The Jat stumbling block for BJP
Five of BJP’s six top Jat leaders were handed a humiliating defeat. Apart from the anti-incumbency, BJP’s Jat leaders were not seen representing community interests in the party. Of the 36 constituencies, Congress won 15, BJP 10, JJP 7, INLD 1and others 3.
- It’s not yet Manohar for Lal
Falling short of majority mark, BJP’s claim to form govt hinges on support of Gopal Kanda of Haryana Lokhit Party and at least five independent. The Congress fell way short of the mark at 31 seats while the JJP won 10 seats.
- View: BJP’s ‘nationalist’ narratives don’t always steamroll over livelihood concerns
Verdict shows people continue being guided by individual and routine concerns when making choices at local levels.
- Dushyant Chautala: Kingmaker, possible heir to Devi Lal's legacy
Early counting trends indicated that neither the ruling BJP, nor the Congress will be able to form the government on their own. And Dushyant's months-old Jannayak Janta Dal was ahead in 10 seats, pitching him into the kingmaker's role.
- Non-BJP outfits should join hands with Congress: Bhupinder Singh Hooda
Appealing to non-BJP outfits to join hands with the Congress, senior Congress leader and former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda assured them that they would be given due respect.
- Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala quits
As the counting was in progress, Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala left the counting centre in between sensing he is losing from Tohana. Barala has resigned as state BJP chief, PTI claimed.
- Bhupinder Singh Hooda to meet top Congress brass in Delhi for talks on forming govt in Haryana
Hectic political parleys are on with the BJP and the Congress locked in a tough contest on Thursday. There were no clear winners in the 90-member assembly, according to the latest trends.
- Dushyant Chautala: This US-educated rising politician may play kingmaker in Haryana
Dushyant is already the rising star in Haryana politics. He defeated the former Haryana CM Bhajan Lal's son Kuldeep Bishnoi in Lok Sabha elections and also holds the record for being the youngest MP in the country.
- BJP, Congress locked in tough fight in Haryana
The BJP, which had set a target of winning 75 seats ahead of the polls, is leading in 38 seats, while the Congress is ahead in 32 constituencies. The fledgling Jannayak Janta Party, which fought its maiden assembly polls, is also ahead in 10 seats.
- BJP woos Dushyant as Haryana turns out to be close call
As the trends emerged in Haryana, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday started making crucial moves towards Dushyant Chautala's Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) as they aim for the 46-seat majority mark.
- Haryana: Shah cancels ITBP event, summons Khattar to Delhi
In view of the close race in Haryana, BJP President and Home Minister, Amit Shah has called current Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar to Delhi to strategise and win in the northern state.
- Seven Haryana ministers, State BJP chief, assembly speaker trailing
As per early Election Commission trends, Seven Haryana ministers, including Capt Abhimanyu, and State BJP chief Subhash Barala are trailing, with senior Minister Anil Vij was leading in his Ambala Cantt seat by a margin of 3,569 votes.
- Haryana will not tolerate BJP's misgovernance any more: Selja
As counting continues - and no clear winner emerges in the state of Haryana - Congress chief Kumari Selja taunted the BJP on Twitter; branding their regime as one of misgovernance and inequality.
- Haryana election 2019 results: Key highlights
Most TV news channels are showing a neck and neck fight so far with almost same leads for both BJP and Congress in the state.
- BJP establishes substantial lead in Maharashtra, Haryana
While the BJP did not appear to be headed for the emphatic win it was expecting in the states it had ruled for five years, the Congress took a back seat to its partner NCP in Maharashtra but could substantially better its tally in Haryana.
- Congress daydreaming in Haryana, says BJP
BJP state president Subhash Barala said, “Congress is day-dreaming. Let them name the seats they expect to win. BJP will win by over two-thirds majority.”
- BJP, Congress claim victory in Haryana polls; JJP says it will be kingmaker
Most exit polls projected a three-fourth majority for the BJP in Haryana except the AXIS-India Today that predicted a hung assembly, prompting Bhupinder Singh Hooda to say his party will hit the majority mark.
- BJP claims low polling shows no sentiment against Lal; Congress says BJP took it too easy
There was a drop in polling percentages across most seats in the state, especially in the Jat belt, where opposition parties were expected to put up a challenge. The highest polling in Haryana has been reported to be 83% in Ellanabad.
- Haryana: Close contest expected between BJP and Congress, shows India Today exit poll
Another critical prediction made by the India Today-Axis My India exit poll for Haryana is that Dushyant Chautala's Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) is expected to win 6-10 seats in Haryana, while Others are likely to pick up 6-10 seats.
- Towns tepid, voting higher in rural areas
Urban regions in both Maharashtra and Haryana saw a lower voter turnout while high percentages were reported from rural constituencies. Polling was peaceful in the Maoist infested Gadchiroli. Overall, Maharashtra recorded 63% polling and Haryana 65%
- Haryana records 65 pc turnout, sharp dip from last assembly polls
According to the Election Commission, 65 per cent of the registered voters exercised their franchise by 6 pm, when polling closed. In the 2014 assembly elections, 76.54 per cent voters in Haryana had exercised their franchise.
- Over 56 per cent polling in Haryana till 5 pm
Karnal, from where Chief Minister ML Khattar is seeking re-election, recorded a moderate turnout of 43 per cent by 5 pm. Barring a stray incident in Nuh district polling that began at 7 am was violence-free.
- Haryana Exit Polls: Landslide win predicted for BJP in Haryana with 68-72 seats
The projected performance by the BJP in Haryana is much better than the previous elections in 2014, when the party for the first time formed a government in the state by bagging 47 seats with a vote share of 33.2 per cent.
- Outgoing Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar rides cycle to polling station
He travelled by train from Chandigarh to Karnal city. From the railway station in Karnal, he took an e-rickshaw to reach his home from where he rode bicycle to reach the polling booth .
- Assembly Elections: 37 per cent polling in Haryana by 2 p.m.
Polling began at 7 am on Monday morning in 90 assembly constituencies of Haryana, and will continue till 6 pm. As many as 1,169 candidates including 105 women of various political parties are contesting the election.
- Riding tractor, Dushyant family reaches Haryana polling booth
Leader of Jannayak Janata Party, Dushyant Chautala along with his mother and wife reached to cast his vote in Sirsa by riding on a tractor. It is a mode of transportation that is an identity of Haryana, said Chautala who is quite confident of winning.
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- Haryana assembly polls: BJP looks at gains, opposition hopes for a miracle
Turning the election into one focused mainly on nationalistic issues such as scrapping of the Article 370, the BJP is betting on a repeat of the Lok Sabha election in the state just four months ago when it won all 10 Lok Sabha seats.
- EVMs completely safe, can't be tampered with: Haryana Chief Electoral Officer
"EVMs are completely safe and cannot be tampered with,"said Haryana Chief Electoral Officer Anurag Agarwal, adding that the EVM system was the "strongest and safest" in the world and every citizen should be proud of it.
- Haryana polls: Over 89 lakh young voters to play key role
According to the Election Commission data, there are over 3.82 lakh voters, many of them first-timers, who fall in the age group of 18-19 years while over 40 lakh are 20-29 years of age.
- Unemployment and drug menace big issues in Haryana: Kumari Selja
"Farmers were told their income would double in five years. In reality, they are struggling to sell their produce in the mandi. Also, more and more factories in Haryana are being shut down," she said.
- National issues dominate Haryana assembly polls
The strategy of embracing national-cum-emotive issues seems to be working for the incumbent government. Very few are demanding the Khattar regime explain what it has done for the state and its people.
- Narendra Modi slams Pak for pushing drugs into India; also attacks INLD, JJP
Without naming anyone, he also hit out at the INLD and its breakaway Jannayak Janta Party (JJP), alleging that the Chautala clan was fighting over the distribution of "ill-gotten" money.