Haryana BJP President Subhash Barala has resigned from the post after trends in the counting of votes show BJP and Congress leading in 35 seats each in the state, as per reports.
BJP's Haryana chief Subhash Barala has said that he has not resigned from his post and that all reports claiming he has resigned are rumours. Barala, who contested from Tohana, is trailing by over 52,000 votes, according to official trends by Election Commission of India. BJP has won 12 seats in the state and is currently leading in 26 seats.
As per the Election Commission of India, Barala is trailing in Tohana constituency by 25,090 votes. BJP had won 47 seats in the 2014 Haryana Assembly elections.
This is the first assembly election for another key player, the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), which formed less than a year ago after breaking away from the Indian National Lok Dal.
Led by Dushyant Chautala, the great-grandson of former deputy PM Devi Lal, the JJP appears to have taken most of the INLD's vote share along with it in the Jat belt. Both the BJP and the Congress have reportedly sent out feelers to the JJP.