BJP to form first-ever government in Haryana

New Delhi, October 19: It is political history of sorts with BJP all set to form government in the state of Haryana for the first time.

Ram Bilas Sharma

Ram Bilas Sharma

Abhimanyu

Abhimanyu

Like never before, the party has won 47 seats in the 90 assembly constituencies and that makes up for a 33.2 percent vote share. The only issue that needs to be resolved is the name for the CM’s post. The RSS activist Manohar Lala Khattar is prominently heard in for the coveted post. The other contenders include BJP president Ram Bilas Sharma and Spokesperson Abhimanyu. Union Ministers like Sushma Swaraj, Rao Inderjit Singh and Congressman-turned BJP leader Birender Singh have not contested, but their names are also being considered for taking up the reins of Haryana’s first BJP government.

That in fact may be too many names in the running, but Kailash Vijayvargiya, in charge of the BJP’s party affairs in Haryana said, “”The party will collectively decide the next chief minister. He will be someone who will be acceptable to all sections in Haryana.”

For now, it is a big victory for BJP, who earlier had four seats in 2009 Assembly polls and its highest number of seats in elections, was 16. The pary is celebrating this win well enough.

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