‘Dumped’ by BJP, Dushyant Chautala’s JJP to contest Haryana Assembly polls on its own

‘Dumped’ by BJP, Dushyant Chautala’s JJP to contest Haryana Assembly polls on its own

In a dramatic turn of events, the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), led by former Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala, has decided to go solo in the upcoming Haryana Assembly polls. The party’s alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been severed, leaving the JJP to chart its own political course. Let’s delve into the details of this intriguing development.

The BJP-JJP Alliance Breakup

The JJP-BJP alliance, which emerged after the 2019 Haryana assembly polls, has hit a rocky patch. On the heels of the BJP’s decision to part ways with the JJP, Dushyant Chautala’s party has taken a bold stance. Here are the key points:

  1. BJP’s ‘Dumping’ Move: The BJP’s decision to sever ties with the JJP caught many by surprise. The JJP, once considered a crucial ally, found itself on the political sidelines.
  2. JJP’s Independent Stand: Undeterred by the breakup, JJP leaders have unequivocally stated that they will contest the Haryana Assembly elections independently. The polls, scheduled for October, will witness the JJP fighting on its own turf.
  3. Rohtak: The Battlefront: The BJP offered the JJP just one seat—Rohtak. However, this stronghold belongs to Congress leader and former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. The JJP leaders had initially hoped to contest two seats but settled for Rohtak.

Dushyant Chautala’s Vision

Dushyant Chautala, addressing a party rally in Hisar, expressed his determination:

“We will have the key to Vidhan Sabha’s lock, and our key will go to the Lok Sabha, too.”

The JJP’s election symbol, aptly named the “Key,” symbolizes their resolve to unlock political doors. Here are the options Dushyant has laid out:

  1. Lok Sabha Contention: The JJP could contest all 10 Lok Sabha seats from Haryana, aiming for a strong presence at the national level.
  2. Strategic Approach: Alternatively, they might field candidates only where the party holds sway, focusing on the Assembly polls.
  3. Assembly Ambitions: Dushyant confidently predicts winning over 50 Assembly seats, building on their 2019 performance when they secured 10 seats.

The Road Ahead

As the JJP charts its independent course, the political landscape in Haryana remains dynamic. While the BJP and JJP may have parted ways, the real test lies in the upcoming elections. Will Dushyant Chautala’s gamble pay off? Only time will reveal whether the JJP can unlock the doors to power once again.


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