Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) candidate and sacked BSF constable, Tej Bahadur Yadav, has resigned from the party after it entered into an alliance with the BJP to form the government in Haryana.
Yadav, who contested against Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar from Karnal constituency, slammed the JJP in a strongly-worded Facebook post, calling it “BJP’s B-team”.
In the video post, Tej Bahadur Yadav said that party chief Dushyant Chautala had betrayed the people of Haryana by backing the BJP despite the result of the Assembly election.
He said that “he has made a very big mistake by joining JJP”.
“Dushyant Chautala has betrayed the people of Haryana after the state showed the door to BJP. Chautala went ahead and supported the same BJP that was thrown out of power by the people of the state,” said Yadav.
Yadav was sacked from BSF in 2017 after he uploaded a video on social media complaining about the food served to the BSF personnel.
After being fielded by the JJP ahead of the Assembly polls, Yadav had said, “Me and my party’s fight is against the corruption in the country and in Haryana. I am ready to take the challenge to fight the ruling BJP, and hence the party has decided to field me against Manohar Lal Khattar”.
Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday announced the formation of a coalition government with the JJP in Haryana, while declaring Dushyant Chautala as the Deputy Chief Minister.
Following the announcement, the Congress hit out at the JJP saying that it was now out in the open that the Dushyant Chautala-led party was and will remain the “B-team” of the BJP.
“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,” he said in a tweet in Hindi.
The public has now come to know the reality, he said.
Surjewala also claimed that it was truth that the ML Khattar government has not been given the mandate by the people.
“It is also true that the JJP asked for people’s mandate against the BJP and won 10 seats,” he said in a series of tweets.
It is also true that the JJP promised that it will never align with the BJP, Surjewala said.
Meanwhile, former Haryana CM and Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday also targeted the JJP for forming an alliance with the BJP saying that the “public has now seen their real face”.
After the alliance was announced, Dushyant Chautala said it was important for the BJP and JJP to come together “to give a stable government” to Haryana.