Manohar Lal Khattar was elected legislative party leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Haryana on Saturday and is all set to take oath as the chief minister of the state for a second term.
The meeting of the newly elected Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA) of BJP took place in Chandigarh.
"We will go to meet the Governor, and request him to invite us to form the government," said union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad who was also present at the meeting.
While BJP made history by becoming the single largest party in the recently concluded assembly elections, winning 40 out of 90 seats, the party will be dependent on the support of five independent MLAs and Dushyant Chautala-led Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) which won 10 seats. BJP needs support of at least 6 more MLAs to form government in the state.
As per the political arrangement between BJP and JJP, Khattar will be chief minister while JJP will get the post of deputy chief minister.
At the legislative party meeting, senior leaders of the BJP have also decided not to take the support of controversial legislator Gopal Kanda to form the government.
"No question of including Gopal Kanda in the government, neither are we taking his support," said Anil Vij, minister in Haryana and senior of leader of party in the state.