Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Panchkula Gian Chand Gupta kicked off his election campaign with the opening of the party's election office in Sector 8, Panchkula, on Tuesday.
Senior BJP leader, former health minister of Himachal Pradesh and Solan MLA, Dr Rajeev Bindal, inaugurated the office. MP Rattan Lal Kataria was also present on the occasion, at which a religious ceremony was also performed.
Addressing the gathering, Gupta said, "The battle had just begun. BJP will win the assembly polls. With Narendra Modi at the Centre and a BJP government in the state, we will be able to transform Panchkula into one of the most developed parts of Haryana."
He urged party workers to conduct an intense campaign in the next 28 days.
Kataria said the Hooda government will be washed out during the elections.was all set to be wiped out from the state.
'Bypolls result will not affect assembly polls'
When asked losses suffered by BJP in the bypolls conducted on Tuesday, Bindal said state assembly elections were a different platform and the results would have no bearing on the upcoming polls.