BJP president and Union Home Minister Amit Shah summoned Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar to Delhi, reports said as the ruling party stared at a close fight in the state, contrary to its expectations.
Amit Shah cancelled his appointments, including an ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) event that he was to attend, reported news agency IANS.
The BJP struggled to maintain its edge as it hovered around 40 seats in leads from Haryana’s 90 seats. The Congress led in 29 seats, and was said to be in talks with Dushyant Chautala, the leader of the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), to explore the possibility of forming government.
Many ministers of the BJP were trailing and the party was far from the “Mission 75” target it had set. The party’s Haryana chief Subhash Barala has offered to quit.