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Haryana worries BJP, CM Khattar summoned to Delhi to strategise

The BJP, which won 47 seats in Haryana in the last assembly polls, has this time set a target of more than 75 seats in the state.

SNS | New Delhi |

With the ruling BJP appearing to fall short of the majority mark of 46 in the 90-member Haryana Assembly, BJP President Amit Shah has cancelled his prescheduled engagements, including an ITBP event that he was to attend in the capacity of the Home Minister.

With the early trends throwing a close contest between the BJP and Congress, Amit Shah has reportedly summoned Haryana Chief Ministerial candidate of BJP Manohar Lal Khattar to the national capital to strategize. Shah is expected to reach BJP office in the afternoon to go into multiple huddles on Haryana.

Shah has skipped the event in view of the developing situation in Haryana where both BJP and Congress are eyeing for the support of JJP’s Dushyant Chautala, who is likely to emerge as the kingmaker.

Earlier in the day, Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) leader Dushyant Chautala had said that neither BJP nor Congress will cross the 40-seat mark. He further said that his party will play the kingmaker.

Meanwhile, BJP is making attempts to reach out to Chautala for support.

Incidentally, ‘key’ is also the electoral symbol of Jannayak Janata Party.

As per the trends projected by the Election Commission, BJP is currently leading in 39 seats and Congress in 29 seats. JJP is leading in 11 seats.

If current trends hold, none are in a position to form the Government on their own as the majority mark is 46.

The BJP, which won 47 seats in Haryana in the last assembly polls, has this time set a target of more than 75 seats in the state.