Five independent MLAs meet JP Nadda offers support to BJP

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Manohar Lal Khattar meeting JP Nadda
Manohar Lal Khattar meeting JP Nadda

New Delhi : Five independent MLAs, along with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and BJP’s Haryana in-charge Anil Jain, on Friday met BJP's working president JP Nadda at his residence to finalise the numbers to form government in the state.

The five Independent legislators - Dharampal Gondan, Nayanpal Rawat, Sombir Sangwan, Rakesh Daulatabad and Randheer Golan - met Nadda and offered their support to the saffron party, BJP leader Jawahar Yadav said. "These Independent MLAs reached J P Nadda’s house with an intention to extend support to the BJP government," Yadav, who accompanied the MLAs, said.

The results for the Haryana Assembly elections were announced on Thursday; BJP won 40 seats, emerging to be the single largest party, followed by Congress 31 seats. The BJP is six short to claim majority in the 90-member Assembly.

Manohar Lal Khattar will be moving to Chandigarh to stake claim of forming the government. 

“The chief minister will meet the Governor to stake his claim to form the government today,’’ a BJP leader told Hindustan Times before Khattar’s meeting with BJP bosses Amit Shah and JP Nadda.

The report also mentioned that Manohar Lal Khattar would want the oath taking ceremony to be held at the earliest, if possible later today evening.