Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced that talks with Bhaja Lal – led Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) had broken down and ruled out possibilities of the parleys being refreshed ahead of the forthcoming Assembly elections.
“Our talks with HJC over an alliance in Haryana ended on a cordial note today. There is no possibility of a revival of these talks in these elections,” BJP general secretary in-charge of Haryana Vijay Goel was quoted as saying.
Media reports citing party sources suggest that the BJP took exception to former chief minister Bhajan Lal’s demand seeking the projection of his son Kuldeep Bishnoi as the chief ministerial candidate.
The BJP will now go it alone in the Haryana assembly elections after it called off its tie-up with Om Prakash Chautala-led INLD.
The situation no different for the HJC, as the party recently pulled out of an alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).
According to media reports, expressing optimism of the looming multi-cornered contest working to the benefit of the BJP Goel said: “We will contest all the 90 seats on our own steam.”
Pundits, however, suggest that the emerging situation of a divided opposition is likely to ease the pressure off the Congress.