Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Monday hit out at the Congress for accusing it of “betraying the voters” by entering into an alliance with the BJP.
“We neither asked votes for BJP nor Congress. Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) decided to provide a stable government to the state. For those who are saying ‘vote kisko, support kisko’, did we ask votes for them?” Chautala asked while speaking to reporters.
Earlier on Saturday, former Haryana CM and Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda had targeted the JJP for forming an alliance with the BJP saying that the “public has now seen their real face”.
Attacking the party, Hooda had said, “vote kisko, support kisko”.
Hitting out at the JJP, the Congress said 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.
“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,” Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said in a tweet in Hindi.
The public has now come to know the reality, he said.
Surjewala also claimed that it was the 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.
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.
The BJP which emerged as the single largest party with 40, falling six seats short of majority, got the support of the JJP (10) and seven Independents.
Manohar Lal Khattar and Dushyant Chautala were sworn-in as the Chief Minister and Deputy CM respectively on Sunday.