BJP's former ally Dushyant Chautala faces split in party after challenging strength of Haryana govt

Dushyant Chautala, once an ally of the BJP and now a challenger seeking to test the strength of the government in Haryana, is confronted with a potential split within his own party.

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Courtesy: ANI

New Delhi: Amidst the political turbulence, a group of MLAs from the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) met former BJP Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, indicating possible shifts in alliances. The meeting, held at Minister of State Mahipal Dhanda's residence in Panipat, lasted for about thirty minutes.

Internal strife

Sources suggest that Chautala's grip on his party members may be weakening as efforts to table a no-confidence motion against the current government gain traction. In response, Chautala has initiated disciplinary action against three of his MLAs, issuing them showcause notices.

Political maneuvering

While Chautala seeks to rally support against the government, Khattar remains composed, expressing confidence in the BJP's alliances and dismissing the opposition's attempts to destabilize the government.

Government in turmoil

The crisis within the Haryana government escalated when three Independent MLAs withdrew their support, triggering speculations of a government minority. Chautala, aligning with senior Congress leaders, has called for a floor test and offered outside support to the Congress in forming the government.

Legal hurdles in Chautala's plan

However, procedural obstacles hinder Chautala's plans, as only one no-confidence motion can be entertained per assembly session. With the next session scheduled for July, the Opposition's options remain constrained.

Political challenges ahead

As the political drama unfolds, both the ruling BJP and the Opposition strategize amidst the looming specter of impending assembly elections later in the year. With the balance of power teetering, the fate of the Haryana government hangs in the balance, setting the stage for a showdown between rival factions in the state assembly.