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Neither BJP nor Cong untouchable for us: Dushyant

Source: PTI
October 25, 2019 19:45 IST
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IMAGE: Jannayak Janata Party leader Dushyant Chautala before a meeting with newly elected party MLAs, at his residence in New Delhi, on Friday. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo

Asserting that neither the Bharatiya Janata Party nor the Congress is untouchable for him, Jannayak Janta Party leader Dushyant Chautala said on Friday 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.

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.

Chautala's Common Minimum Programme provides for 75 per cent reservation in government jobs for natives of Haryana.

"The party which agrees to Common Minimum Programme in which we want 75 per cent reservation in government jobs for Haryanvis and implementing Chaudhary Devi Lal's idea of old age pension, we will give our support to it," Chautala said.

He was elected leader of the JJP legislative 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 ANI inputs

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