Haryana, Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Congress, AAP and JJP finalise seat-sharing deal in Haryana; AAP given Karnal seat: Reports

Chandigarh: After a month of ups and downs, twists and turns, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Congress and Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) seem to have finally reached to an agreement regarding seat sharing in Haryana.

According to sources, Dushyant Chautala’s JJP is set to contest in Kurukshetra and Sonipat, AAP in Karnal, while Congress will be fielding candidates on 7 other seats.

Haryana sends 10 Member of Parliaments (MP) to the Lok Sabha. Earlier JJP was eying for the Hisar seat as well, a constituency which is currently represented by Dushyant Chautala’s but sources suggest that Congress will fight elections from here.

Swati Maliwal, Chairperson, Delhi Commission for Women, is likely to contest from Karnal on the Aam Aadmi Party ticket.

The development comes a day after in a joint presser by AAP and JJP, Chautala quashed any possibility of an alliance with Congress. He had said, there is no question of an alliance with the Congress in Haryana as it is against their ideology.

“From day one, we had clarified that we could not join hands with the Congress whose hollow and corrupt policies affected the country…I want to clarify that there is no question of forming an alliance with the Congress and we have held no talks with the Congress in this matter,” the JJP founder had said. In the presser, the two parties had announced alliance over the 10 seats on a 7:3 formula, where AAP got Karnal, Ambala and Faridabad, and JJP the rest of the seven seats.

The JJP party was launched by Dushyant Chautala, former Om Prakash Chautala’s grandson of Haryana chief minister. Dushyant is the great-grandson of former deputy prime minister late Devi Lal.

Haryana will go for polling during the VI phase of elections during the phase VI of general elections on May 12. The last date of filing candidature is April 23, while the last date of withdrawal is April 26. The voting counting will take place on May 23.

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