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  • Panchkula MLA Gian Chand Gupta's name was proposed by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and seconded by Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala. In the Assembly election, Gupta defeated Congress's Chander Mohan Bishnoi, the son of former chief minister Bhajan Lal. In the 90-member Assembly, the strength of BJP is 40.

    According to the records from Delhi HC Om Prakash Chautala was out of jail for 9 weeks in 2018 and for 9 weeks already this year in the run-up to the assembly election. His son Ajay was out for 3 weeks in April during the Lok Sabha polls.

    By supporting the BJP, JJP has taken a complete u-turn on its stand during the campaign when it vowed not to support the BJP post the results. Both Dushyant Chautala and his mother had made public statements saying they would never support the BJP.

    Prominent defeated defectors include Udayanraje Bhosale, who quit the NCP and lost the Satara Lok Sabha bypoll, and Alpesh Thakor, who quit the Congress but lost the Radhanpur MLA seat in Gujarat.

    Jannayak Janata Party chief Dushyant Chautala said his party (JJP) will stand with somebody who is strong and stable. "The party which will ...

    Deputy Chief Minister-designate Dushyant Chautala is the great grandson of former Deputy Prime Minister and the tallest Jat leader, late Devi Lal, whose INLD has been politically marginalised in the just-concluded Assembly polls in Haryana.

    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.

    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.

    Most polls have given nearly three-fourths majority to the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena combine in Maharashtra, and a similar margin to the BJP in Haryana. Incumbents Devendra Fadnavis and Manohar Lal are on course for second terms as chief ministers

    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.

    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.

    The main battle is between the Congress & BJP as both parties are contesting on all 90 seats in Haryana, while the BSP is in fray on 87 seats, and the INLD is contesting on 81 seats. There are some 375 candidates contesting as Independents.

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