The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had failed to gain full majority in the state in Assembly elections in 2019 which forced the party to form an alliance with the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) to set up government.
After the BJP succeeded in forming the government, several independent legislators pledged their support to the party which strengthened the BJP as it decreased its dependency on JJP.
Four of the Independent MLAs on Tuesday in Panchkula said that they are completely with the BJP as they principally resemble with its ideology. Most of the Independent MLAs were in BJP before contesting the elections. Following the denial of ticket by the BJP, they decided to contest the elections independently.
Political experts are of the opinion that continuous support of the independent legislators continues to give boost to the BJP in the state and it would weaken the JJP.
Out of the seven legislators, six MLAs – Sombir Sangwan, Nayan Pal Rawat, Randhir Singh Golen, Dharam Pal Gonder, Rakesh Daultabad and Ranjeet Singh Chautala – elected from Charkhi Dadri, Prithla, Pundri, Nilokheri, Daultabad and Rania, respectively, had extended their support to the BJP.
Chautala was given a berth in the state government while the remaining five were appointed as chairman in different corporations and boards. Another independent elected from Maham, Balraj Singh Kundu, also had extended support to the BJP and withdrew it after the ruling faction introduced the three contentious farm laws.