Dushyant Chautala may hold the 'key' as the less than a year old Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) may have the precious few seats needed to form the next Haryana government
- Dushyant Chautala formed the JJP in December 2018 and is gunning for the Chief Minister's chair in less than a year.
- With narrrow odds of a win for both the BJP and Congress, support from Dushyant Chautala's JJP may be a key to form the next government in the state.
- Coincidentally, JJP's symbol on the ballot was a 'key'.
Dushyant Chautala launched the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) in December 2018— its symbol on the ballot box was a ‘key’ — may end up playing a ‘key’ role in deciding who gets to form the next government in the northern state of Haryana.
According to the latest trends in the final counting of votes in the Haryana state assembly elections, JJP is leading in just 11 out of the 90 seats and likely has a big chunk of the 28% vote share reflected in the ‘others’ section in the Election Commission website.
In his own constituency, Uchana Kalan, Dushyant Chautala has bagged 60% of the votes counted so far, leading over the second candidate (Prem Lata from BJP) by over 10,000 votes.
Written off by many political watchers as the new kid on the block, Dushyant Chautala’s JJP may become significant in deciding who forms the new government in the expected case that both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress are short of the majority.
Dushyant Chautala broke away the Indian National Lok Dal led by political dynasty whose patriarch Om Prakash Chautala has taken the oath as the state Chief Minister four times. Om Prakash’s father Chaudhri Devi Lal— a political legend from Haryana— has been the country’s Deputy Prime Minister in the 1970s and the state’s two-time Chief Minister.
After splitting with his father, Dushyant named his party JJP after his grandfather. Most political commentators considered the JJP a splinter group that may end up dividing the dominant Jat vote in the state. Based on early signs, he may have ended up consolidating it.
Yet, he may have to choose between Congress and BJP and that decision may depend on who will support his own political aspirations.
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