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Prospects of the key contenders in Haryana

punjab Updated: Apr 10, 2014 10:57 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Rohtak

Fates in the balance: Here is Hindustan Times’ assessment, based on our extensive, ears-to-the-ground reportage, on the prominent contestants in the Haryana Lok Sabha fray. We also bring you the bookies’ latest bets on them


Deepender Singh Hooda
Party: Congress
Constituency: Rohtak
HT assessment: Seems to be an easy ride
Reasons: Home turf, image, creation of unprecedented physical infrastructure, jobs
Bookies’ bet: Clear winner.

Kuldeep Bishnoi
Party: Haryana Janhit Congress
Constituency: Hisar
HT assessment: Close call
Reasons: Chances of polarisation of Jats in Dushyant Chautala’s favour, division of urban votes
Bookies’ bet: Dushyant at 70 paise (Bishnoi 80 paise) on Wednesday evening.

Naveen Jindal
Party: Congress
Constituency: Kurukshetra
HT assessment: Odds against him
Reasons: Anti-incumbency, inaccessibility, chances of polarisation of Saini votes in favour of one of two rivals
Bookies’ bet: Market betting on his loss

Rao Inderjit Singh
Party: BJP
Constituency: Gurgaon
HT assessment: Should win
Reasons: Modi factor, anti-Congress diatribe, legacy, image
Bookies’ bet: Commanding a rate of 25 paise on Wednesday evening

Ashwini Chopra Minna
Party: BJP
Constituency: Karnal
HT assessment: Likely to sail through
Reasons: Modi factor, rallying of Punjabis behind him
Bookies’ bet: No rate in the market

Rattan Lal Kataria
Party: BJP
Constituency: Ambala (SC)
HT assessment: Should sail through
Reasons: Weak opponents, Modi factor, accessible
Bookies’ bet: No rate in the market

Shruti Choudhry
Party: Congress
Constituency: Bhiwani-Mahendergarh
HT assessment: Close call.
Reasons: Anti-incumbency, strong Jat rival in Dharambir
Bookies’ bet: Commanding rate of Rs 1.2 (Wednesday evening)

Ashok Tanwar
Party: Congress
Constituency: Sirsa (SC)
HT assessment: Odds are against him
Reasons: Anti-incumbency, lack of support from local workers
Bookies’ bet: INLD’s Charanjit commanding a rate of 28 paise on Wednesday evening

Krishan Pal Gurjar
Party: BJP
Constituency: Faridabad
HT assessment: Should win
Reasons: Modi factor, image, Congress candidate, also a Gujjar, facing strong anti-incumbency
Bookies bet: No rate in the market

Yogendra Yadav
Party: Aam Aadmi Party
Constituency: Gurgaon
HT assessment: Odds are against him
Reasons: Lack of organisational network, limited appeal in rural areas
Bookies’ bet: No rate in market