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Haryana Govt Formation UPDATES: ML Khattar to be sworn-in as CM as 2.15 pm today

By Anuj Cariappa
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Chandigarh, Oct 26: Manohar Lal Khattar was on Saturday elected BJP's legislative party leader and he will oath as the Chief Minister of Haryana for the second time on Sunday.

The majority mark needed in 90 member Haryana Assembly is 46. The BJP fell six seats short of majority in the Haryana Assembly elections 2019. Later on Friday evening, the BJP clinched an alliance with Dushyant Chautala's Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) by offering it the post of deputy chief minister.

Dushyant Chautala and ML Khattar

Haryana on Thursday threw up a hung assembly, with the ruling BJP emerging as the single largest party with 40 seat, while the Congress won 31 seats in the 90-member Haryana Legislative Assembly.

Stay Tuned for Live updates on Haryana govt formation here:

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3:34 PM, 26 Oct
We have stake claim to form govt in Haryana. Governor has accepted our proposal & invited us. I have tendered my resignation which has been accepted. Tomorrow at 2:15 PM oath taking ceremony will be held at Raj Bhavan. Dushyant Chautala will take oath as Deputy CM, Khattar tells media.
2:47 PM, 26 Oct
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar and JJP Leader Dushyant Chautala arrive at Governor house.
2:03 PM, 26 Oct
Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda meets Sonia Gandhi.
2:01 PM, 26 Oct
Haryana
12:57 PM, 26 Oct
Manohar Lal Khattar likely to take oath as Chief Minister of Haryana for a second term tomorrow.
12:56 PM, 26 Oct
We will go to meet the Governor, and request him to invite us to form the government, says Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
12:56 PM, 26 Oct
Manohar Lal Khattar has been elected BJP's legislative party leader.
12:13 PM, 26 Oct
No question of including Gopal Kanda in the government, neither are we taking his support, says Haryana Minister and BJP leader Anil Vij.
12:02 PM, 26 Oct
Haryana
12:01 PM, 26 Oct
"We need to see where we lacked. We will brainstorm over it. If the high command has decided to have a Deputy CM, then it is fine. We have done an alliance for benefit of the state and I am sure it will complete its term. I am very happy," says BJP leader Anil Vij.
12:01 PM, 26 Oct
BJP Haryana In-charge Anil Jain says that the party will decide who to take support from only after the legislative party meeting has concluded. He was alluding to the support from independent candidate Gopal Kanda who was accused of raping an air hostess who ultimately committed suicide.
10:55 AM, 26 Oct
Haryana:
10:37 AM, 26 Oct
Jannayak Janta Party (JPP) to hold meeting at party office in Chandigarh later today. Yesterday BJP and JJP formed alliance in the state.
9:31 AM, 26 Oct
ML Khattar will attend the BJP legislative party meeting in Chandigarh.
9:30 AM, 26 Oct
Meeting of BJP legislative party to be held later today at UT Guest house. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and BJP General Secretary Arun Singh to be present as observers.
12:03 AM, 26 Oct
Leaders of both the parties will meet the governor tomorrow and stake their claim to form the govt in the state: ANI
12:03 AM, 26 Oct
"When the BJP wants to gain power by dividing the society, sometimes Raj Kumar Saini and sometimes the JJP-Lok Dal will stand as a puppet," Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said in a tweet in Hindi.
9:51 PM, 25 Oct
Dushyant Chautala, JJP leader said,''To give a stable govt to Haryana it was important for BJP & JJP to come together. I would like to thank Amit Shah ji and Nadda ji.Our party had decided that for the betterment of the state it is important to have a stable government.'' The oath ceremony would take place after Diwali
9:51 PM, 25 Oct
BJP-JJP alliance for Haryana sealed. CM will be from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Deputy CM from Jannayak Janta Party (JJP). Leaders of both the parties will meet the Governor tomorrow and stake their claim to form the govt in the state.
9:31 PM, 25 Oct
Manohar Lal Khattar, BJP: We will meet the Governor tomorrow in Chandigarh to stake the claim to form the govt in state.
9:31 PM, 25 Oct
Home Minister and BJP President, Amit Shah: Accepting the mandate by the people of Haryana, leaders of both parties (BJP-JJP) have decided that BJP-JJP will form the govt together, in Haryana. CM will be from BJP & Deputy CM will be from JJP.
9:31 PM, 25 Oct
BJP-JJP alliance for Haryana sealed. CM will be from BJP and Deputy CM from JJP.
9:17 PM, 25 Oct
Dushyant Chautala reaches Home Minister Amit Shah’s residence
7:05 PM, 25 Oct
Home Minister Amit Shah will take the final call on alliance of the BJP and the JJP. In Delhi's Haryana Bhavan, CM Manohar Lal Khattar is still constantly in talks with the leaders. Many big leaders of the BJP will be present in the meeting to be held shortly.
5:36 PM, 25 Oct
According to reports, JJP likely to ally with BJP in Haryana
5:26 PM, 25 Oct
Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda addresses media. Dushyant ji stated a few points in his press conference. As far as Common Min Prog is concerned, it's already provided in our manifesto-be it old age pension or 75% job reservation for Haryanvis.If he has other suggestions, we're open to that. Now it's upto him
4:20 PM, 25 Oct
Till now we haven't spoken to anybody on this issue as national executive was not clear on the agenda. Now we have people. Hopefully in few hrs or few days we'll have positive result, Dushyant said.
4:13 PM, 25 Oct
We will support those who share the same vision as us. Whichever party will agree to our public interest demands, we will give support to that party: JJP chief Dushyant Chautala.
4:13 PM, 25 Oct
Chautala reiterated the promises he made in the manifesto including providing old-age pension as the basis for government formation in Haryana.
4:11 PM, 25 Oct
The party which will agree to our Common Minimum Program under which we had taken the resolution of 75 percent jobs reservation for Haryanvis, and that of Chaudhary Devi Lal's idea of old age pension, JJP will give its support to that party, says Dushyant Chautala.
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