It's battle of two Crorepatis in Kurukshetra

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Kurukshetra
May 07, 2004 12:01 PM IST

The battle between industrialist Navin Jindal of Cong and Haryana CM's son Abhay Chautala could be the 'Kurukshetra' of this election.

It could be the 'Kurukshetra' of 2004 Lok Sabha elections: The battle of two crorepatis young industrialist Navin Jindal of Congress and Indian National Lok Dal's Abhay Chautala, another rising son of Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala.

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The presence of BJP's Gurdial Singh Saini has helped to make the contest interesting this time because of prevailing caste equations in this constituency of 11,61,679 voters in nine assembly segments sprawling three districts of Kurukshetra, Kaithal and Yamunanagar.

While Abhay is the third generation member of Haryana's most distinguished political family led by the patriarch of state politics and redoubtable Jat leader Tau (Uncle) Devi Lal, Jindal carries with him the halo of a crusader who fought a legal battle to enable every Indian to fly the tricolour atop his house at any time.

Both are among the richest candidates in the elections. Taken together, Kurukshetra's three crorepati candidates have assets worth 17.24 crore: Navin Jindal's Rs 9.10 crore of wealth disclosed while filing nominations followed by Abhay Chautala with Rs 5.14 crore and Jatinder Singh Khurdban of Haryana Vikas Party having assets worth Rs three crore.

While there are four major parties in fray, BSP and SP candidates are also seeking elections.

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