BJP to stake claim to form government in Haryana

Manohar Lal KhattarPhoto Credit: Twitter Manohar Lal Khattar

Chandigarh The ruling BJP in Haryana, which failed to cross the halfway mark in the 90-member Assembly, will present its case to form the government late evening today it is learnt.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will be meeting Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya here to stake claim to form the government.

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The BJP won 40 seats, but all its state ministers lost, barring Anil Vij.

However, the rival Congress won 31 seats, while less than 12-month-old Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), which broke away from the state’s once major regional party Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) owing to family disputes, won 10 seats.

Nine others, comprising independents, have also won.