Haryana govt formation updates: Manohar Lal Khattar sworn-in for 'second innings' as CM, Dushyant Chautala takes oath deputy CM

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Haryana govt formation updates: Manohar Lal Khattar sworn-in for 'second innings' as CM, Dushyant Chautala takes oath deputy CM
  • 14:51 (IST)

    Bhupinder Singh Hooda says BJP-JJP govt is based on 'selfishness'

     

    Former Haryana chief minister and Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda slammed the BJP-JJP alliance in the state soon after Manohar Lal Khattar took oath of office as the chief minister for the second consecutive term.

    He said, "This alliance has been forged in manner of 'vote kisi ki, support kisi ko'. This government is based on selfishness. JJP disrespected people's mandate. We had less time after changes in our organisation. Had the changes been made earlier, results would've been different."

  • 14:42 (IST)

    Dushyant Chautala takes oath as deputy CM

    Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) chief Dushyant Chautala on Sunday took oath of office as Haryana deputy chief minister after his party emerged as the 'kingmaker' with 10 seats in the Haryana Assembly election.

  • 14:26 (IST)

    Manohar Lal Khattar takes oath as CM

    BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday took the oath of office as Haryana chief minister for the second consecutive term. Khattar has begun his 'second innings' in a coalition government with the JJP.

  • 14:22 (IST)

    SAD leaders present at swearing-in ceremony

    Shiromani Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal and party leader Sukhbir Singh Badal have arrived at the Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of the state. Other leaders are also present.

  • 14:18 (IST)

    Manohar Lal Khattar, Dushyant Chautala arrive at event

    The BJP's chief minister-elect in Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar and the JJP's deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala have arrived at the swearing-in ceremony event on Sunday. Khattar staked a claim to form the government and was invited by the governor for the same on Saturday.

  • 14:05 (IST)

    Preparations for swearing-in ceremony underway

  • 14:04 (IST)

    JJP slams Congress, says party's tally was 'majboor not mazboot'

    Digvijay Chautala, Jannayak Janta Party leader responded to the Congress' allegations of having "betrayed" the public by tying up with the BJP for a coalition government.

    He said, "Until yesterday they (Congress) were saying that it (BJP-JJP alliance) is against people's mandate. We have come after winning against them too. Congress could not gather the numbers. Majboor thi mazboot nahi."

  • 13:36 (IST)

    RECAP: BJP falls short on '75-seat' mission, relies on 'kingmaker' Dushyant Chautala

    Haryana on Thursday ended up with a hung Assembly with the ruling BJP emerging as the largest party with 40 seats, but still six short of the halfway mark needed to form the next government. The Congress won 31 seats, the Jannayak Janta Party 10, the Indian National Lok Dal and Haryana Lokhit Party one each. The Aam Aadmi Party, which contested 46 seats, was decimated.

    The split verdict triggered hectic political activity. The BJP's final tally came as a disappointment for a party that had won all 10 parliamentary seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, and predicted that it will cross 75 seats this time in the Assembly. But eight of 10 ministers fielded by the BJP lost.

  • 13:02 (IST)

    Deepender Hooda says BJP-JJP alliance 'won't last long'

    Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) alliance in Haryana, Congress leader Deepender Singh Hooda on Saturday said that it is "obvious" that the alliance government "will not last long".

    Taking to Twitter, Deepender, who is the son of former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, said that the alliance is full of contradictions and that people will remember those who have betrayed them.

    "A government full of contradictions is coming to power in Haryana, obviously such a government will not last long. Those who betray the public and think that people will forget everything by the next election should know that the people will balance the account with those who have betrayed them," Deepender tweeted in Hindi.

    This comes as the BJP forged a post-poll alliance with the JJP to form government in Haryana after a hung verdict in the recently concluded assembly elections in the state.

  • 12:43 (IST)

    BJP says won't take support from Gopal Kanda

    The BJP will not take the support of Haryana Lokhit Party legislator Gopal Kanda, a controversial politician who faces two abetment-to-suicide cases, for forming the government in Haryana, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Saturday.

    "I want to clarify one thing that the BJP is not going to take the support of Kanda," he told reporters. Kanda had, on Friday, said he had decided to extend his unconditional support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP came under attack from the Congress after Kanda extended his support to the saffron party.
     
    Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala accused the BJP of doublespeak.

  • 12:11 (IST)

    Swearing-in ceremony to take place at 2.15 pm today

    On Saturday, Manohar Lal Khattar, who is going to head the Haryana government for the second consecutive term, along with JJP chief Dushyant Chautala, met Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya and staked the claim to form the government with the support of 57 MLAs in 90-member Haryana Assembly including seven Independent MLAs.

    The swearing-in ceremony of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Dushyant Chautala as deputy chief minister of Haryana will take place at the Rajya Bhavan here at 2.15 pm on Sunday. 

  • 11:53 (IST)

    Haryana Congress slams BJP as saffron party set to form govt in state

    Former Union minister and Congress Haryana unit president Kumari Selja on Saturday said the BJP was so hungry for power that "they did not accept people's wish which was to see him out of power" in the state. Attacking the Dushyant Chautala-led Jannayak Janta Party (JJP), the Congress leader said the party had campaigned against the BJP during the elections and is now forming the government with them.

    "They (JJP) asked for votes against the BJP (during election campaign) and now the public's decision is not being respected by them," she said.

  • 11:41 (IST)

    BJP's Anil Vij, JJP's Ram Kumar Gautam likely to get ministerial berths

    BJP MLAs Anil Vij, Banwari Lal, Seema Trikha, JJP MLAs Ram Kumar Gautam and Ishwar Singh are among the probables who are likely to get ministerial berths in the new Haryana government. BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar is scheduled to be sworn in as chief minister on Sunday for his second term in office, while JJP chief Dushyant Chautala will be sworn in as the deputy chief minister.

    Among the seven Independents supporting the BJP-led coalition which will be sworn in on Diwali day on Sunday, late Devi Lal's son Ranjit Singh Chautala is among the frontrunners for the ministerial post, PTI reported.

    Vij, who was the health minister in the previous term, is the senior most leader of the party to have been elected for the sixth term from Ambala Cantt. Names of other BJP MLAs doing rounds for ministerial berths are Mahaipal Dhanda, Ghanshyam Saraf, Kamal Gupta, Subhash Sudha and Deepak Mangla, reports said.

  • 11:22 (IST)

    Few JJP and Independent MLAs to also take oath today

    At least two MLAs from the Dushyant Chautala-led Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) and a few Independents are likely to be inducted into the Council of Ministers that is likely to take oath on Sunday along with Manohar Lal Khattar as chief minister and JJP chief Dushyant Chautala as his deputy, ANI reported. The parties are mulling on the final list of ministers that are to be kept on board. A couple of ministers, who won the elections, are likely to make a comeback.

    Sources claim that a balance of various castes and communities is being looked at while finalising the list, which is expected to be sent to BJP national president Amit Shah and working president JP Nadda for their approval. According to senior BJP leaders, the JJP is likely to get two-three berths comprising Cabinet and Minister of State.

    At least eight ministers of the BJP lost their seats in the Assembly election, of which results were declared on Thursday.

  • 10:56 (IST)

    JP Nadda, Ajay Chautala, Yogi Adityanath to attend swearing-in ceremony

    BJP working president JP Nadda, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, and Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur are among those likely to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Manohar Lal Khattar as Haryana chief minister and JJP's Dushyant Chautala as the state's deputy chief minister on Sunday.

    Chautala's father Ajay and mother Naina are also likely to attend the ceremony. Ajay, lodged in Delhi's Tihar Jail after his conviction in a teachers' recruitment scam, has been granted furlough for two weeks. He is scheduled to leave the facility on Sunday.

  • 10:50 (IST)

    BJP to form govt with JJP in Haryana

    Haryana governor Satyadeo Narain Arya invited the BJP to form the next government in the state on Saturday. The announcement came after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staked claim to form the government in Haryana with the support of the Dushyant Chautala-led Jannayak Janata Party (JJP).

    JJP proved to be a kingmaker as the results trickled in on Thursday, after it won 10 seats in the 90-member Assembly. Both, the ruling BJP and the Congress vied for Chautala's support, with 40 and 31 seats respectively. On Friday, the JJP announced that it would support the BJP.

  • 10:39 (IST)

    Manohar Lal Khattar, Dushyant Chautala to take oath today

    Sixty-five-year-old Manohar Lal Khattar is all set to head a new coalition government in Haryana with Jannayak Janata Party leader Dushyant Chautala as his deputy after the governor on Saturday invited him to lead the coalition which also has the support of seven Independents.

Haryana govt formation LATEST updates: BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday took the oath of office as Haryana chief minister for the second consecutive term. Khattar has begun his 'second innings' in a coalition government with the JJP.

BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday took the oath of office as Haryana chief minister for the second consecutive term. Khattar has begun his 'second innings' in a coalition government with the JJP.

The BJP's chief minister-elect in Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar and the JJP's deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala have arrived at the swearing-in ceremony event on Sunday. Khattar staked a claim to form the government and was invited by the governor for the same on Saturday.

Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) alliance in Haryana, Congress leader Deepender Singh Hooda on Saturday said that it is "obvious" that the alliance government "will not last long".

Taking to Twitter, Deepender, who is the son of former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, said that the alliance is full of contradictions and that people will remember those who have betrayed them.

"A government full of contradictions is coming to power in Haryana, obviously such a government will not last long. Those who betray the public and think that people will forget everything by the next election should know that the people will balance the account with those who have betrayed them," Deepender tweeted in Hindi.

This comes as the BJP forged a post-poll alliance with the JJP to form government in Haryana after a hung verdict in the recently concluded assembly elections in the state.

Former Union minister and Congress Haryana unit president Kumari Selja on Saturday said the BJP was so hungry for power that "they did not accept people's wish which was to see him out of power" in the state. Attacking the Dushyant Chautala-led Jannayak Janta Party (JJP), the Congress leader said the party had campaigned against the BJP during the elections and is now forming the government with them.

"They (JJP) asked for votes against the BJP (during election campaign) and now the public's decision is not being respected by them," she said.

BJP MLAs Anil Vij, Banwari Lal, Seema Trikha, JJP MLAs Ram Kumar Gautam and Ishwar Singh are among the probables who are likely to get ministerial berths in the new Haryana government. Among the seven Independents supporting the BJP-led coalition which will be sworn in on Diwali day on Sunday, late Devi Lal's son Ranjit Singh Chautala is among the frontrunners for the ministerial post, PTI reported.

Vij, who was the health minister in the previous term, is the senior most leader of the party to have been elected for the sixth term from Ambala Cantt. Names of other BJP MLAs doing rounds for ministerial berths are Mahaipal Dhanda, Ghanshyam Saraf, Kamal Gupta, Subhash Sudha and Deepak Mangla, reports said.

Haryana governor Satyadev Narayan Arya on Saturday invited the Bharatiya Janata Party to form the government and invited chief minister-elect Manohar Lal Khattar and his to-be deputy Jannayak Janata Party's Dushyant Chautala for a swearing-in ceremony on Sunday at 2.15 pm.

Khattar, who was unanimously elected as the leader of the BJP's legislative party in Haryana and is set to be chief minister of the state for a second time, said 57 MLAs — 40 of the BJP, 10 of the JJP and seven Independents — staked a claim to form the government before the governor.

"The governor accepted it and invited us to form the government on Sunday," Khattar said, adding that the ceremony will take place at 2.15 pm on Sunday as the country celebrates Diwali. Dushyant Chautala will take oath as the deputy chief minister, he said, dispelling reports which suggested that Chautala's mother Naina would be sworn-in as deputy chief minister.

 Haryana govt formation updates: Manohar Lal Khattar sworn-in for second innings as CM, Dushyant Chautala takes oath deputy CM

Haryana Chief Minister-designate Manohar Lal Khattar with JJP chief Dushyant Chautala meets Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya to stake claim for forming the next government in the state. PTI

He added that some ministers would take also oath on Sunday, but did not specify the number.

Earlier, Khattar and his cabinet colleagues submitted their resignations to the governor, which were accepted. The governor asked Khattar to continue as the interim chief minister till the new government took over.

Khattar met the governor after being elected as the leader of BJP's legislative party in Haryana during a meeting attended by Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and BJP general secretary Arun Singh. At the meeting held in Chandigarh, Khattar's name was proposed by MLAs Anil Vij and Kanwar Pal and seconded by other party legislators.

Talking to reporters after the meeting, Prasad congratulated Khattar and said the party would provide a "stable, honest and effective" government in Haryana. However, Prasad clarified that the saffron party would not take the support of Sirsa MLA Gopal Kanda, a controversial politician who faces two abetment-to-suicide cases, to form the government in Haryana.

To a question on constituting the new state cabinet, he said it was the prerogative of the chief minister, who would take a call in this regard after the oath-taking ceremony. To another question on the number of deputy chief ministers in the new government, Prasad clarified that only one person would be named to the post.

Khattar thanked all the party legislators for electing him as the leader of the legislative party and asserted that the part would continue to run a a "clean and stable" government.

Meanwhile, Chautala also reached the Union Territory to accompany Khattar to meet the governor and submit his party's letter of support. He also expressed joy after his father Ajay, who was lodged in the jail after conviction in a teacher recruitment scam, was granted two weeks' furlough.

The BJP staked claim to form the government in Haryana after clinching a post-poll alliance with the JJP, which won 10 seats in the 90-member Assembly in the 21 October polls by giving it the post of deputy chief minister on Friday.

The Congress, which won 31 seats is the state, appeared to be satisfied with its performance. Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday told ANI that Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi was happy with the party's performance.

Uneasy allies continue to butt heads

In Maharashtra, the tussle between the alliance partners BJP and the Shiv Sena continued, with the regional party seeking a written assurance from the BJP for implementing "equal formula for sharing of power"as pre-condition to staking claim to form government in the state.

Talking to reporters after a meeting of newly-elected MLAs at Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's residence in Mumbai, party MLA Pratap Sarnaik said Thackeray wanted a written assurance from the BJP.

"The Shiv Sena contested fewer number of seats in the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls. Uddhav Thackeray has said the BJP should give a written assurance about implementing the power-sharing formula arrived at in the presence of Amit Shah and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at my residence about equal sharing of seats and power," he told PTI.

He also said that MLAs demanded that Aaditya Thackeray, who was elected to the Worli constituency in Mumbai, be made chief minister in the next government. Contesting the Congress' suggestion of exploring all options to keep the BJP out of power, he said the Sena chief was "not interested".

"The Sena chief told us that he had other options open (apparently to form government) but he was not interested. He told us that the BJP and the Sena are bound together by Hindutva," said Sarnaik. He added that the leader of the Sena legislature party will be selected after new MLAs take the oath of office.

Meanwhile, Union minister and senior BJP leader Raosaheb Danve told reporters his party was not aware of any equal power sharing deal being proposed by the Shiv Sena. "After Diwali, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will discuss the issue of formation of government with Uddhavji," he said.

In the recently concluded Maharashtra Assembly elections, the BJP won just 105 seats while its ally, the Sena, bagged 56 seats. The NCP and the Congress bagged 54 and 44 seats respectively in the 288-member House.

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Updated Date: Oct 27, 2019 15:04:46 IST