“Political Turmoil in Haryana: BJP-JJP Alliance on the Brink as Chief Minister Resigns 2024”


"Political Turmoil in Haryana: BJP-JJP Alliance on the Brink as Chief Minister Resigns 2024"
“Political Turmoil in Haryana: BJP-JJP Alliance on the Brink as Chief Minister Resigns 2024″( photo by The print via ANI)

Before this, amid disagreements over seat sharing for the Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections, amidst speculations of the BJP-JJP alliance breaking apart, Mr. Khattar and his cabinet reached the Governor House in Chandigarh to meet with Governor Bandaru Dattatreya.

Sources close to the PTI revealed that the BJP has called for a meeting of its legislators.

Independent MLA Nayan Pal Rawat claimed on March 12th that the alliance is on the verge of breaking, but some independent legislators supporting the ML Khattar government will ensure its continuation.

He said, “I met the Chief Minister yesterday. We have already offered the CM Manohar Lal-led government our support. We also talked about the Lok Sabha electoral plan. After meeting with the Chief Minister on March 12, independent MLA Nayan Rawat of Haryana stated, “It appears to me that the process of breaking the alliance with JJP has already begun.”


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In a significant political development, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar along with his cabinet resigned on Tuesday, March 12, as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) began the process of forming a new government in alliance with independent candidates.

According to sources, immediately after the meeting of the legislative party at Haryana Niwas in Sector 3 of Chandigarh, there is an expectation of BJP announcing Khattar’s replacement.

Two central party observers – Union Minister Arjun Munda and BJP National General Secretary Tarun Chugh – have already arrived to oversee the smooth transition of the government.

While an official statement is yet to be issued, the recent fissure in the BJP-JJP alliance, which has been under strain for the past six months, seems apparent.

The split of the BJP’s alliance with JJP, which emerged from the Chautala family of the Indian National Lok Dal, is perceived as a fallout of the last assembly elections where JJP contested against the BJP but later agreed to form an alliance after falling short of a majority.


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The allocation of seats for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections is considered the main cause of rift in the BJP-JJP alliance, which has been in tension for the past six months.

However, sources indicate that the BJP’s Haryana cadre was also dissatisfied with the alliance with JJP.

Many believe that the recent decision by the BJP to split from JJP and form a new government was aimed at countering the anti-incumbency wave in the upcoming general elections. The goal of this move was to leave JJP alone, thereby splitting the dominant Jat votes and forcing it to compete with the Congress for Jat votes.

In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP won all 10 parliamentary seats in the state. However, duplicating its performance from the previous elections has become a challenge for the party.

Note that immediately after the general elections, assembly elections will be held in Haryana.

With the anticipated leadership changes, BJP will also try to mitigate the increasing unpopularity against Khattar, who has been the Chief Minister for the past six and a half years, and it is hoped that a move like Gujarat will help them stay in power.

It is known that just a few months before the Gujarat Assembly elections, the BJP also changed the government.

The BJP, which currently has 41 legislators in the 90-member state assembly, needs the support of five more legislators to remain in power.

Sources said that all five independent legislators have already extended their support to the BJP. Additionally, Sirsa legislator and President of Haryana Lokhit Party, Gopal Kanda, has also pledged support to the party.

Kanda said in a media statement, “I believe the alliance (BJP-JJP) has almost broken. Even without JJP, the Haryana government will continue, and all independent candidates will continue to support the BJP.”

Sources said that many of these independents could be rewarded with cabinet minister positions in the new BJP government.

The governor has accepted the resignations of the chief minister and cabinet ministers, according to BJP leader Kanwar Pal Gujjar. The next step will be decided after the legislative party meeting.

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