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After 3 independents quit, Haryana Chief Minister's cautious response

Sombir Sangwan, Randhir Gollen, and Dharampal Gonder, the three MLAs, asserted that the Haryana government currently lacks a majority and advocated for prompt state elections. They declared their intention to back the Congress in the upcoming elections.

Written by  Annesha Barua -- May 08th 2024 09:00 AM
After 3 independents quit, Haryana Chief Minister's cautious response

After 3 independents quit, Haryana Chief Minister's cautious response

PTC News Desk: Amidst a potential crisis in the BJP government of Haryana, Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini responded with a cryptic message as three independent MLAs announced their withdrawal of support. Sombir Sangwan, Randhir Gollen, and Dharampal Gonder claimed that the Haryana government is now in the minority and advocated for prompt state elections, pledging their support to the Congress.

However, Chief Minister Saini downplayed the situation, stating, "When I heard about it, I knew that moment the Congress is trying to fulfil their wishes. Everyone has a wish." He further remarked, "But the people know. They know the Congress has got nothing to do with the wishes of people, but only with fulfilling their personal wishes."

Yet, Mr. Saini did not elaborate on the BJP's strategy to address this new challenge.

Meanwhile, Congress leader and former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda asserted that the BJP lacks the mandate to continue governing Haryana.

"Keeping in mind the sentiments of the public, the MLAs supported the Congress, thanks to all the three independents," Mr. Hooda stated, emphasising that even those who had previously supported the BJP government are now dissatisfied.

The independent MLAs made their announcement during a press conference in Rohtak, attended by Mr. Hooda and state Congress chief Udai Bhan. "We have taken this decision on various issues including those related to farmers," stated Mr. Gonder.

Udai Bhan highlighted that the current assembly's strength stands at 88 out of 90, with the BJP holding 40 seats. "The BJP government earlier had the support of JJP MLAs and independents, but the JJP had also withdrawn support and now independents are leaving," Mr. Bhan pointed out.

"Nayab Singh Saini's government is now a minority government. He should resign as he does not have the right to stay even for a minute," added Mr. Bhan, emphasizing the demand for the Chief Minister's resignation.

- With inputs from agencies

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