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Khattar: The Modi connection

Khattar: The Modi connection
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In 1996, when Narendra Modi was the BJP leader in charge of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar worked closely with him.

New Delhi: In 1996, when Narendra Modi was the BJP leader in charge of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar worked closely with him.

The two men had the shared context of having been RSS pracharaks or functionaries - Mr Khattar had been deputed to the BJP just two years before that.

Almost two decades later, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has picked ML Khattar to be Haryana's next chief minister. He has been chosen, say party sources, for his very clean image in a state where the BJP unseated the Congress with a promise to make Haryana.

Khattar is also seen as a committed Sangh worker, with his 40-year-association with the RSS and 20 years as organising secretary in the BJP's Haryana unit in which he built a reputation as a key strategist.

He was the chairman of the party's campaign committee for Haryana in the national elections and the party won seven of the state's 10 seats. On Sunday, it extended that dominance to the assembly elections, winning 47 of Haryana's 90 seats, a clear mandate to form government.

In the General Elections, ML Khattar had charge of 50 wards in Varanasi, Modi's Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh.

The Prime Minster has handed him key tasks earlier too. In the state elections held a year after Modi was sent to Gujarat as chief minister in 2001, he gave charge of the party's campaign in the Kutch region to Khattar. It was a difficult assignment in a region flattened in 2001 by the massive Bhuj earthquake.

For all that experience in election strategy, this was the first time that ML Khattar contested elections. He has won from Karnal, where the PM began his Haryana campaign this time.

In the party, the unmarried 60-year-old is known for keeping a low profile and being a tough task master.

Khattar belongs to the Punjabi community in the Jat dominated politics of Haryana - he will be the first non-Jat chief minister in 18 years.

His family re-settled in Rohtak after migrating from Pakistan during partition. He graduated from Delhi University.

BSP, 3 independents support BJP govtNew Delhi: In 1996, when Narendra Modi was the BJP leader in charge of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar worked closely with him.

The two men had the shared context of having been RSS pracharaks or functionaries - Mr Khattar had been deputed to the BJP just two years before that.

Almost two decades later, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has picked ML Khattar to be Haryana's next chief minister. He has been chosen, say party sources, for his very clean image in a state where the BJP unseated the Congress with a promise to make Haryana.

Khattar is also seen as a committed Sangh worker, with his 40-year-association with the RSS and 20 years as organising secretary in the BJP's Haryana unit in which he built a reputation as a key strategist.

He was the chairman of the party's campaign committee for Haryana in the national elections and the party won seven of the state's 10 seats. On Sunday, it extended that dominance to the assembly elections, winning 47 of Haryana's 90 seats, a clear mandate to form government.

In the General Elections, ML Khattar had charge of 50 wards in Varanasi, Modi's Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh.

The Prime Minster has handed him key tasks earlier too. In the state elections held a year after Modi was sent to Gujarat as chief minister in 2001, he gave charge of the party's campaign in the Kutch region to Khattar. It was a difficult assignment in a region flattened in 2001 by the massive Bhuj earthquake.

For all that experience in election strategy, this was the first time that ML Khattar contested elections. He has won from Karnal, where the PM began his Haryana campaign this time.

In the party, the unmarried 60-year-old is known for keeping a low profile and being a tough task master.

Khattar belongs to the Punjabi community in the Jat dominated politics of Haryana - he will be the first non-Jat chief minister in 18 years.

His family re-settled in Rohtak after migrating from Pakistan during partition. He graduated from Delhi University.

BSP, 3 independents support BJP govt
Chandigarh: Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party and three Independent legislators Tuesday extended support to BJP, which will stake claim to form the next government in Haryana after their victory in Assembly elections.

BSP's Tek Chand Sharma, the lone party legislator to be elected from Prithla seat, and three Independent MLAs Ravinder Machrouli (Samalkha), Rais Khan (Punhana) and Dinesh Kaushik (Pundri), handed over their letters of support to Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki when BJP delegation went to him to stake claim to form the next government in the state. The Opposition in the House would comprise of INLD (19), INC (15), HJC-BL (2), SAD (one) and two Independents.

The lone BSP legislator defeated his nearest rival BJP's Nayan Pal Rawat by 1,179 votes from Prithla Assembly constituency. BSP is not a part of the saffron paty-led NDA Government at the Centre.

Promises graft free governance
Chandigarh: ML Khattar, who is set to become Chief Minister of Haryana, promised to give good and corruption free governance and all-round development of the state. He also thanked voters for giving mandate to BJP for forming the government in the state.

"I want to assure the public that we will carry out development in the state (Haryana) as per Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision. There will be no partiality on development front, which the state has experienced.

"There will be all-round development of Haryana... Be it south or north Haryana," Khattar said.
Chandigarh: Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party and three Independent legislators Tuesday extended support to BJP, which will stake claim to form the next government in Haryana after their victory in Assembly elections.

BSP's Tek Chand Sharma, the lone party legislator to be elected from Prithla seat, and three Independent MLAs Ravinder Machrouli (Samalkha), Rais Khan (Punhana) and Dinesh Kaushik (Pundri), handed over their letters of support to Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki when BJP delegation went to him to stake claim to form the next government in the state. The Opposition in the House would comprise of INLD (19), INC (15), HJC-BL (2), SAD (one) and two Independents.

The lone BSP legislator defeated his nearest rival BJP's Nayan Pal Rawat by 1,179 votes from Prithla Assembly constituency. BSP is not a part of the saffron paty-led NDA Government at the Centre.

Promises graft free governance
Chandigarh: ML Khattar, who is set to become Chief Minister of Haryana, promised to give good and corruption free governance and all-round development of the state. He also thanked voters for giving mandate to BJP for forming the government in the state.

"I want to assure the public that we will carry out development in the state (Haryana) as per Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision. There will be no partiality on development front, which the state has experienced.

"There will be all-round development of Haryana... Be it south or north Haryana," Khattar said.

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