NEW DELHI: BJP president Amit Shah indicated on Thursday that his party will stake claim to form the next government in Haryana after the assembly election results threw up a hung verdict.
The BJP was either winning or leading in 40 seats in the elections to the 90-member state assembly, according to the latest election commission figures, falling short of the majority mark of 46.
"The (Manohar Lal) Khattar government in Haryana has made every effort for people's welfare under the central leadership of (Narendra) Modi. I thank people for making the BJP the single-largest party and giving it another opportunity to serve them," Shah said in a tweet.
गत 5वर्षों में मोदी जी के केंद्रीय नेतृत्व में खट्टर सरकार ने हरियाणा की जनता के कल्याण के लिए हर संभव प्रयास किये।— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) October 24, 2019
भाजपा को सबसे बड़ी पार्टी बनाकर पुनः सेवा का मौका देने के लिए जनता का अभिनंदन करता हूँ।
मुख्यमंत्री श्री @mlkhattar, श्री @subhashbrala व सभी कार्यकर्ताओं को बधाई।
He congratulated Chief Minister Khattar and state party chief Subhash Barala.
Shah also thanked voters in Maharashtra for "reposing their faith" in BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in the state.
Results showed that the saffron alliance was set to get majority, even though its overall numbers appeared to be falling short of their 2014 tally.