Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala quashes reports of resignation
After the election trend showed BJP struggling to get a majority in the state in the 90-member assembly, Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala has resigned on Thursday (October 24).
Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala has confirmed that reports of his resignation from the post were rumours, hours after it was reported that Barala had quit his position apprehending defeat from the Tohana constituency during the counting of votes on Thursday (October 24), reported ANI.
Recent trends showed both the ruling party and the Congress being locked in a tough fight to attain majority in the House.
According to latest trends, Barala was trailing by 25,090 votes against Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) candidate Devinder Singh Babli from the Tohana seat.
It was reported by various media sources that, Barala had left the counting centre midway sensing that he was losing from the constituency.
The BJP, which had set a target of winning 75 seats ahead of the polls, has won six seats and is leading in 32 seats, while the Congress which has won four is leading in 30 seats. The fledgling Jannayak Janta Party, has won five seats and is leading in five more.
If the trends hold, the JJP could likely emerge as the kingmaker and hold the key to formation of the next government.