Following attaining letter of support from seven independent legislators, the Congress party is going to stake claim before Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia to form the next government in the state.
Six independent MLAs had already promised their support to the Congress for the formation of the next government and lately Prahlad Singh, seventh MLA, extended his support.
According to reports, state congress president Phool Chand Mullana will meet the Haryana Governor in a short while from now with letter of support from independents.
The Congress won 40 seats in 90-member assembly on Thursday, much below what it was expecting, and fell short of the magic number despite emerging as the single largest party.
Chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will lead the Congress delegation to the governor.
However, suspense still remains about next chief minister, for the Congress high command has still not made it clear whether Hooda will again be the party’s choice for chief minister.
Subsequently, political circles were abuzz with The names of union minister Selja, Haryana forests and tourism minister Kiran Chaudhary and power minister Randeep Surjewala doing the rounds for the post.
Reports said that senior Congress leaders from the state and in New Delhi were also negotiating with Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) leaders Kuldeep Bishnoi and his father Bhajan Lal, a former Congress chief minister of the state.
The seven independents and the HJC, which has six legislators, hold the key to the formation of the next government in the state.