Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has recently asked JPP, the INLD and the Independents to join hands with the Congress to keep the BJP out of power in the state.
Hooda siad: “The time has come for Congress, JJP, INLD, and independents to come together and form a strong government with us.”
He also took a dig at the BJP which has managed to cross the majority mark in the 90-member assembly.
He said: “People who were singing slogans of crossing 75, today are reduced to 30-35 seats.” he said.
The BJP is struggling to maintain its edge as it hovered around 43 seats in leads from Haryana’s 90 seats. The Congress is ahead in 28 seats. Many ministers of the BJP were trailing and the party was far from the “Mission 75” target it had set.
The way these trends are showing, it is clear people voted for change,” Mr Chautala said, adding, “The keys to the next government will be in the hands of the JJP.” Dushyant Chautala is predicted by exit polls to end up with seven to 10 seats.
However it seems clear in Maharashtra — another BJP-ruled state where the assembly elections in taking place — with the Devendra Fadnavis government expected to return to power for second time.
While most exit polls projected a comfortable victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party, one predicted a close fight between the BJP and Congress with the Jannayak Janta Party likely to play as the the game changer.