Neither BJP nor Congress untouchable for us: Dushyant Chautala

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JJP's Dushyant Chautala is all set to play kingmaker in forming government. Photo: PTI

Asserting that neither the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nor the Congress is untouchable to him, Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader Dushyant Chautala said on Friday (October 25) that he will support any party which agrees with his organisation’s common minimum programme.

Speaking to reporters following a meeting of the JJP legislative party of 10 MLAs, Chautala kept his cards close to chest over whether his party will support the BJP or the Congress and added that he had so far not spoken to either the BJP or the Congress on the matter.

On forming government with BJP or Congress, he added, “Till now we haven’t spoken to anybody on this issue as national executive was not clear on the agenda. Now we’ve been authorised,we’ll talk to concerned people.Hopefully in few hrs or few days we’ll have positive result.”

“No one is untouchable for us. We will support whichever party agrees to implement our agenda as part of a common minimum programme,” Chautala added.

The party which will agree to our Common Minimum Program under which we had taken the resolution of 75% jobs reservation for Haryanvis, and that of Chaudhary Devi Lal’s idea of old age pension, JJP will give its support to that party.

The BJP has already claimed the support of a majority of MLAs in the 90-member Haryana assembly, with a number of independent legislators extending their support to the party. The BJP has won 40 seats followed by 31 of the Congress.

(With inputs from agencies)