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It is wait & watch: JJP’s Dushyant mom

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Chandigarh, Oct 24 (IANS) With a neck-and-neck fight on between the ruling BJP and the Congress in Haryana as the state appears heading to a hung Assembly, the less than one-year-old Jannayak Janata Party’s (JJP) Dushyant Chautala seems all set to play the kingmaker.

His mother Naina Chautala, who is also in the fray from Badhra and leading with a good margin, said in the event of a hung Assembly the party would wait and watch until a clearer picture emerges.

“Initial trends indicate that the JJP is performing well. It is too early to commit anything. We will wait and watch till 3 p.m. when the entire picture will be clear,” she said.

It is learnt that the Congress and the BJP — both were trying to reach out to the JJP to stitch an alliance.

Sources said the Congress high command gave a free hand to its two-time Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to open parleys with Chautala for any future alliance.

The saffron party also is trying Akali Dal patron and five-time Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to mediate with the JJP to have a post-poll understanding.

The Akali Dal has a pre-poll alliance with Om Prakash Chautala-led Indian National Lok Dal (INLD). The senior Chautala, who is Dushyant’s grandpa, is serving a 10-year jail term in Tihar for his involvement in a teacher recruitment scam.

The JJP is a breakaway group of the INLD.



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