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Haryana elections: Will 'kingmaker' Dushyant Chautala support BJP or Cong?

The 10-month-old JJP was ahead in at least 10 seats, according to the trends, placing the party leader Dushyant Chautala in the kingmaker's role

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Jannayak Janta Party leader Dushyant Chautala remained non-committal on whether his party would support the BJP or the Congress in forming a government in case of a hung assembly.

Early counting trends indicated that neither the ruling BJP nor the Congress will be able to form the government on their own in the state.

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The 10-month-old JJP was ahead in at least 10 seats, according to the trends, placing the party leader Dushyant Chautala in the kingmaker's role.

This shows there was huge anti-incumbency against the (M L) Khattar government, Chautala commented.

But when asked whether his party will support the BJP or the Congress, Chautala remained non-committal.

It is too early to say anything. We will first summon a meeting of our MLAs, decide who would be our leader in the House and then take it further, he told reporters.

But he also said, "People of Haryana want change.