CM Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP is hoping to retain power in the Vidhan Sabha election, amid challenge from a fragmented opposition
These will be the first set of Assembly elections after Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP retained power in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls
The result is likely to have a bearing on the Assembly election slated for later this year. A BJP government led by CM Manohar Lal Khattar is governing the state
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar has maneuvered extensively through the constituency, with elaborate campaigns and public speeches
Congress general secretary in charge of Haryana affairs Ghulam Nabi Azad welcomed them into the party fold. Ahmed is a sitting MLA from Ferozepur Jhirkha, while Illyas is also a former legislator.
The development came three days after Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Chautala had claimed that the alliance was intact.
Sources said the decision to reconvene Monsoon session, after the washout of last three weeks due to disruptions by Congress-led opposition, will depend on whether there is some significant headway with other parties on the contentious GST bill.
BJP alliance partner in Punjab Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) led by Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Badal went all out to support the Indian National Lok Dal. The Badals insisted they had longstanding ties with the Chautalas and had informed the BJP leadership of their support to the INLD
Stray incidents of violence today marked the Assembly polls in Haryana leaving 32 persons including 10 policemen injured as 65 percent of the 1.63 crore voters cast their ballots till 4:30 PM in a keen contest involving Congress, BJP and INLD.
Barring stray incidents, polling in Haryana was by and large going on smoothly as about 35 percent of the 1.63 crore eligible voters exercised their franchise till 1 PM today.
Some of the most influential voices from India Inc list down their expectations from the new state governments as they cast their vote today.
Over 1.63 crore voters, including 87.37 lakh women, 88,662 service voters and 12 NRI voters, are expected to decide the fate of 1,351 candidates, including 116 women, a figure revised by the election officials last night from earlier 109.
You will find lots of Third Fronts or third alternatives. In some cases, the third front is the BJP in alliance with smaller regional parties. Example: Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh.
INLD MLA shot at in Delhi