Khattar files nomination from Karnal in Hry assembly polls
Khattar with several BJP leaders from Haryana and BJP’s Haryana election in-charge Narendra Singh Tomar had addressed a gathering of BJP workersUpdated: Oct 01, 2019 22:40 IST
Karnal Seeking his second term from Karnal, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday filed his nomination papers in the presence of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and other BJP leaders.
Interacting with mediapersons, Khattar said he has received immense love and affection from the people of Karnal. “I have filed my nomination and am here to seek blessings of the people of Karnal with the hope to win the seat by a big margin,” he said.
Replying to a question on resentment among some BJP leaders who were denied party ticket, the chief minister said there was a pro-BJP wave and many leaders wanted to contest the election, but all cannot be accommodated. “We have already met the people who could not be given ticket and most of them have agreed to support the party candidates,” he said.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said the people of Haryana are enthusiastic to re-elect the BJP government in the state. “People of Haryana are happy with the performance of the chief minister and I am confident that the BJP will easily achieve its target of 75-plus seats in Haryana,” he said.
Earlier, Khattar, along with several BJP leaders from Haryana and BJP’s Haryana election in-charge Narendra Singh Tomar, also addressed a gathering of BJP workers.
Rajput community’s anti-BJP stand
Accusing the ruling BJP of ignoring them in allotment of party tickets, members of Rajput community on Tuesday held a meeting in Karnal and decided to oppose the BJP in this election.
They claimed that the Rajput community had voted for the BJP in assembly and Lok Sabha elections but the BJP ignored them by not giving even a single ticket. “We have decided to oppose BJP candidates to teach them a befitting lesson,” said Col Davinder Singh (retd), state president of Haryana Rajput Pratinidhi Sabha.
They also threatened to field independent candidates in Rajput-dominated seats.
Was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath who said BJP will easily achieve its 75-plus seats target in Haryana