Haryana cabinet to be expanded after 4 Nov special session, says Manohar Lal Khattar; JJP-BJP committee to formulate CMP for coalition

  • The Haryana Cabinet will be expanded after the state legislative Assembly's special session from 4 November, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Tuesday

  • The Cabinet currently includes BJP leader and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and JJP leader and Deputy Chief Minsiter Dushyant Chautala

  • Khattar also said that a committee will be formed comprising leaders of both BJP and JJP to formulate a common minimum programme for the Haryana government

  • The BJP, which fell short of six seats from the majority mark in the Haryana Assembly election, sealed a deal with the Chautala-led JJP to form the government in Haryana

  • In the 90-member Haryana Assembly, the BJP got 40 seats, JJP 10, Congress 31, INLD and the Haryana Lokhit Party one each, while seven Independents also won

New Delhi: The Haryana cabinet will be expanded after the Assembly's special session from 4 November and a committee comprising leaders of both the BJP and the JJP set up to formulate a common minimum programme for the coalition, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Tuesday.

Khattar, who is in the national capital along with Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala, held his first Cabinet meeting at the Haryana Bhawan in New Delhi.

Only Khattar and Chautala took oath on Sunday.

 Haryana cabinet to be expanded after 4 Nov special session, says Manohar Lal Khattar; JJP-BJP committee to formulate CMP for coalition

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala during a press conference at Haryana Bhawan in New Delhi. PTI

It was decided in the meeting that the Assembly session will be convened from 4 November.

The Haryana cabinet also decided to grant subsidy in the sale of a chemical which decomposes stubble. This will encourage farmers to use the 'decomposer' chemical and prevent stubble burning.

Stubble burning in Haryana and Punjab has become a major cause for pollution in Delhi and the National Capital Region in the past few years.

JJP leader Chautala, the great-grandson of former deputy prime minister late Devi Lal, said both parties will work together for the welfare of the state and take decisions collectively.

"The Cabinet will be expanded after the special session of the state legislative Assembly. A committee will also be formed comprising leaders of both BJP and JJP to formulate a common minimum programme for the government," Khattar had said earlier in the day after meeting Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi.

In his meeting with the vice president, Khattar also invited him to inaugurate the International Gita Mahotsav.

Besides Naidu, Khattar called on President Ram Nath Kovind and BJP's general secretary (organisation) BL Santhosh.

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The BJP, which fell short of six seats from the majority mark in the Haryana Assembly election, sealed a deal with the Chautala-led JJP to form the government in Haryana.

In the 90-member Haryana Assembly, the BJP got 40 seats, JJP 10, Congress 31, INLD and the Haryana Lokhit Party one each, while seven Independents also won.

Updated Date: Oct 29, 2019 18:06:23 IST