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BJP-JJP government in Haryana wins trust vote in state assembly

Haryana

NEW DELHI, March 10: The no-confidence motion moved by Congress against BJP- Jannayak Janta Party government (JJP) in Haryana was defeated in the state assembly on Wednesday.


At the end of a marathon six-hour discussion on the motion, Speaker Gian Chand Gupta announced the 55-32 break up in the House.
The 55 members who voted against the motion included 39 from the BJP, 10 of ally JJP, five Independents and one from the Haryana Lokhit Party. Thirty members of Congress and two Independents, who had earlier withdrawn support, backed the motion.
“We know that we will not win the confidence of the Opposition but we will take this opportunity to win the confidence of the masses”, said Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar had in the assembly earlier while replying to the no-confidence motion.
Reciting a couplet by poet Bashir Badr, Khattar had said, ” Mukhalfat se meri shaksiyat sawarti hai, main dusmano ka bada aitram karta hun (Criticism makes my personality shine, I respect my enemies a lot).”
In the 90-member Haryana Assembly, currently having an effective strength of 88 members, the ruling BJP has 40 members, the JJP 10 and the Congress 30. Seven are Independents, five of whom are supporting the government, while one member is of the Haryana Lokhit Party, who has also extended support to the government.
Earlier, in the day Haryana leader of opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda moved a no-confidence motion in the state assembly against Khatter-led government.
Hooda claimed the ruling dispensation has lost people’s trust. In the assembly, he commented on the ongoing farmers’ protests and said, “more than 250 farmers died on the border.”


After the end of the Question Hour, Speaker Gian Chand Gupta admitted the notice of no-confidence motion against the council of ministers and reserved two-hour for discussion on it.
(ToI With inputs from agencies)

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