Dushyant Chautala and Amit Shah. (Photo Credit: File photo)
Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to meet JJP chief Dushyant Chautala on Friday night as the BJP looks to seek the latter’s party support to form the government in Haryana, according to the reports. The development comes hours after the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader asserted that neither the BJP or the Congress is untouchable for him, and said he will support any party which agrees with his organisation's common minimum programme.
Speaking to reporters following a meeting of the JJP legislative party of 10 MLAs, Chautala kept his cards close to chest over whether his party will support the BJP or the Congress.
He said he had so far not spoken to either the BJP or the Congress on the matter.
"No one is untouchable for us. We will support whichever party agrees to implement our agenda as part of a common minimum programme, " Chautala said. He was elected leader of the JJP legislative party.
The BJP has already claimed the support of a majority of MLAs in the 90-member Haryana assembly, with a number of independent legislators extending their support to the party. The BJP has won 40 seats followed by 31 of the Congress.
On Thursday, the BJP parliamentary board authorised Shah to take all decisions regarding government formation in Haryana and Maharashtra.
The board, which is the apex organisational body of the BJP, met after the party won a majority of seats in alliance with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra and appeared set to form government in Haryana as well after emerging as the single largest party.
Party sources said there will be no change in chief ministers of any state, a decision on expected lines. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah, besides other senior party leaders, attended the board's meeting.