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Haryana Govt Formation: Dushyant Chautala Says 'Neither BJP Nor Congress Is Untouchable'

Speaking to reporters following a meeting of the JJP legislative party of 10 MLAs, Chautala kept his cards close to the chest

Haryana Govt Formation: Dushyant Chautala Says 'Neither BJP Nor Congress Is Untouchable'
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Asserting that neither the BJP or the Congress is untouchable for him, Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader Dushyant Chautala said on Friday that he will support any party which agrees on a common minimum programme with his organisation.

The 31-year-old, who is being cited as the kingmaker in the Haryana government formation, asserted that he and his party still hold the key to a stable government in the state even in the wake independent MLAs pledging unconditional support to the BJP--enough for it to form the government.

"We still have the key to stable government," he said 

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.

He said he had so far not spoken to either the BJP or the Congress on the matter.

"No one is untouchable for us. We will support whichever party agrees to implement our agenda as part of a common minimum programme, " Chautala said. He was elected leader of the JJP legislative party.

"Our sathis (party men) have decided whoever comes to power, if they give us respect, we will go with them. We will support whoever shares our vision," he added.

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.

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