Dushyant Chautala of JJP has stated that the he has not talked to anyone about forming government in Haryana. Both BJP and Congress have reportedly extended proposals of alliance to JJP after the regional party emerged as the kingmaker in the state.
Talking on reports of Congress planning to offer him the CM post, Chautala said that he has not had any discussion in the matter. He further said that decision in this regard will be taken only after the final numbers are out. Counting of votes in 90 constituencies is on in the state.
Jannayak Janata Party Chief Dushyant Chautala on reports of Congress offering him CM post: I have not had any discussions with any one. Decision will be taken only after the final numbers are out. #Haryanapic.twitter.com/w0FRJPawwc— ANI (@ANI) October 24, 2019
Congress president Sonia Gandhi has reportedly spoken to Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Leader of Opposition in Haryana Assembly, giving him free rein on government formation. She has entrusted him with taking a call on Dushyant Chautala. She has told him to take all decisions regarding government formation on his own as well as decide on whether to give the CM post to JJP, sources said.
Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) is leading on two seats, whereas Lokanter Suraksha Party is ahead on one seat. Independents are leading on 6 seats.
The JJP came into existence after a split last year in the INLD. Most exit polls predict that the INLD, founded by former deputy prime minister Devi Lal, will be decimated.