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Haryana Deputy Chief Minister and Jannayak Janta Party leader Dushyant Chautala | File photo: ANI

Dushyant Chautala, Tau Devi Lal’s ‘true heir’ and the ‘prince who fooled farmers’

Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala has backed ally BJP on farm laws, despite his agrarian Jat vote base. Farmers say he misled them by claiming Devi Lal’s legacy, but he says he’ll ensure they benefit.
File photo Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

Khattar govt defeats Congress no-confidence vote in Haryana, Hooda says mission accomplished

BJP has 40 members in Haryana assembly, along with 10 of ally JJP. It altogether got 55 votes, while Congress could only muster 32.
Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala. Photo | Facebook

Why Dushyant Chautala will stick with BJP rather than appease Jat farmers, his core vote bank 

Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala has been under pressure to resign from within his party as well as protesting farmers. 
File image of Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala (seated) of the JJP with ally BJP's CM Manohar Lal Khattar | Photo: ANI

How mahapanchayat in Haryana’s Jind could spell fresh trouble for BJP-JJP alliance

Chandigarh: After thousands of farmers gathered for a mahapanchayat in Haryana's Jind Wednesday in support of the farmers' protests, the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), BJP's alliance partner in the state, is under pressure to quit the government. A rural Jat-centric party, the JJP is fast running out of reasons to stay in power with the BJP, especially with the focus of the farmers' agitation shifting from Punjab to Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, and Jats playing a pivotal role in the agitation. This shift occurred primarily due to Rakesh Tikait, a Jat farm leader from Uttar Pradesh, who successfully revived the agitation after the violence that occurred on 26 January in New Delhi. The sarvjatiya (all-caste) mahapanchayat in Jind, the first in the state on the farmers' agitation, was also the only one that Tikait has attended so far. It was called by the Kandela village khap, which is the most prominent in the state, and elicited a...
PM Narendra Modi speaks with Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar during the launch of 'Swachh Shakti 2019 programme' in Kurukshetra

Haryana CM Khattar exposes Modi-Shah’s biggest flaw — as talent-hunters

The Modi-Shah strategy of experimenting with CMs has been unravelling one after another. Manohar Lal Khattar may be the latest example to prove its fallacy.
Former Haryana CM and senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda | Photo: Raghav Bikhchandani | ThePrint

Those who entered Red Fort & hoisted flag did wrong, they aren’t farmers — Haryana ex-CM Hooda

Bhupinder Hooda says Congress is not in a rush to form the government in Haryana, BJP-JJP govt will 'collapse under its own weight'.
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BJP-JJP combine suffers major upset in Haryana municipal polls, Panchkula only saving grace

The ruling BJP-JJP alliance lost the mayoral seats at Ambala & Jat-dominated Sonepat while also suffering defeats at Uklana and Sampla in Rohtak.
Farmers protest at Delhi's Ghazipur border (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Allies step up pressure on BJP to end deadlock with farmers, party says ‘treading cautiously’

JD(U) says govt should include MSP in laws, while AIADMK wants farmers’ concerns to be addressed and JJP in Haryana has urged the govt to add a line on MSP in the laws.
File image of Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala (seated) of the JJP with ally BJP's CM Manohar Lal Khattar | Photo: ANI

‘Farmers’ party’ JJP under pressure to pull out of BJP-led govt, Dushyant Chautala faces heat

Haryana’s JJP is having a hard time explaining its stance on farm laws. Deputy CM Dushyant has backed partner BJP, but other MLAs have sided with farmers.
BJP candidate and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt shows victory signs as he arrives to cast his vote at the polling booth for Haryana bypolls on 3 November 2020 | ANI

BJP’s Yogeshwar Dutt loses to Congress again in Haryana’s Baroda, in 1st poll after farm laws

In his second defeat from the Jat-dominated seat, Dutt loses to Congress' Induraj Narwal by over 9,200 votes. Congress terms Baroda win farmers’ victory against an 'anti-farmer regime'.