Five Independent candidates, including Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, visited BJP's working president JP Nadda at his residence in New Delhi
New Delhi: A day after the counting of Haryana Assembly elections concluded, five Independent MLAs, along with Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and BJP's Haryana in-charge Anil Jain, met the party's working president, JP Nadda, at his residence on Friday (October 25) to finalise the modalities of government formation.
The five Independent legislators (Dharampal Gondan, Nayanpal Rawat, Sombir Sangwan, Rakesh Daulatabad and Randheer Golan), met Nadda and extended their support to the saffron party, BJP leader Jawahar Yadav said.
"These Independent MLAs reached JP Nadda's house with an intention to extend support to the BJP government," Yadav, who accompanied the MLAs, said.
Daulatabad, who was elected from Badshahpur, was also among the Independent legislators who met the party president, he added.
"We have come here to extend our support to the Khattar government in Haryana," Rawat, who was elected from Prithla, said.
The Haryana Assembly polls threw up a hung verdict on Thursday (October 24) with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerging as the single-largest party with 40 seats but falling six seats short of the majority mark of 46 in the 90-member House.
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Last Updated Oct 25, 2019, 4:04 PM IST