New Delhi: With the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) emerging early winner in Haryana as per early trends, the state BJP chief Subhash Barala on Thursday tendered his resignation, according to sources. He has sent his resignation to BJP President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
His resignation comes after the saffron party failed to perform a good show in the Assembly election. As per the latest updates, the BJP was leading on only 40 seats in the state. To win the contest, the party needs to win at least 46 seats.
As per the latest updates, Barala, who was contesting from Tohana assembly seat in Fatehabad district, trailed by more than 20,000 votes. On the other hand, Jannayak Janata Party’s Devender Singh Babli was leading from the seat.
Meanwhile, BJP’s Abhimanyu also conceded defeat in Narnaund and is losing to Ram Kumar Gautam of JJP by over 9,000 votes.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Captain Abhimanyu said, “As per the latest trends, I feel that public mandate is in favour of Jannnayak Janta Party (JJP). We respect the public mandate.”
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has summoned Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar to New Delhi to discuss the poll results as the party evidently failed to gain lead in the state.
On the other hand, BJP’s athlete candidates Babita Phogat and Sandeep Singh have emerged winners in the Haryana Assembly polls.
As per trends, Babita Phogat from Dadri and Sandeep Singh from Pehowa are leading in their respective seats, while another wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt is trailing from Baroda.
While, Phogat, is leading from the Dadri seat with 15, 875 votes, Sandeep Singh is leading with 25,579 votes, while Dutt is trailing Krishan Hooda of Congress by around 4,000 votes.
Last month, these athletes had resigned from their respective government jobs to join the saffron party.
As per the latest trend from the EC, out of 90 seats in Haryana, Congress is leading on 34, BJP on 36, JJP on 10 and Independents on seven.