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JJP ‘was, will always be BJP’s B-team’: Congress on Haryana’s new coalition govt

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’.

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After the Jannayak Janata Party’s 360 degree turn to enter into an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Haryana, 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.

The opposition’s sharp attack came after 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.

With Dushyant Chautala’s decision to align with the BJP, the Chautala clan is making a comeback to power after 15 years, when the JJP leader’s grandfather Om Prakash Chautala was defeated by the Congress in the 2004 elections.

Hitting out at the alliance, Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said it was now out in the open that the “JJP-Lok Dal (INLD) were, and will always be, the BJP’s B-team”.

“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.

He accused the JJP of choosing power over promises.

Earlier on Friday, Surjewala accused the BJP of using allurements of money and power to get a majority and said a government formed through such means would be “illegitimate”.

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”.

Following the announcement of the alliance, Dushyant Chautala said it was important for the BJP and JJP to come together “to give a stable government” to Haryana.

“To give a stable government to Haryana it was important for BJP and 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,” said Chautala.

Meanwhile, netizens have expressed their dissatisfaction with the decision of the breakaway party of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD). They said that the coalition government formed was a lesson for Indian voters.