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BJP-JJP seal deal for Haryana govt

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Oct 25 - The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) on Friday sealed the deal for government formation in Haryana, with the latter�s Dushyant Chautala as the Deputy Chief Minister.

In a day of fast-moving developments, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur first arrived at the residence of Dushyant Chautala at 18 Janpath here and then took him along in his vehicle to Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah�s residence.

At Shah�s residence, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was also present with BJP working president JP Nadda. After initial talks, the leaders addressed a joint press conference where Shah made in the announcement.

�The two parties have decided to form the government to respect the mandate of the people. It has been decided that the Chief Minister will be from the BJP and the Deputy CM from the JJP,� he said. On his part, Dushyant Chautala said that his party has decided to support the BJP �for the stability of the government in Haryana�.

Khattar said that the party has called a meeting of the legislators and will meet the Governor on Saturday to stake their claim. � IANS

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