BJP steamrolls opposition in Haryana

The BJP which won seven Lok Sabah seats in Haryana in 2014 looks set to improve its tally.
An Indian election official brings an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at a counting centre in Faridabad in Haryana on May 23, 2019. ((AFP)
An Indian election official brings an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at a counting centre in Faridabad in Haryana on May 23, 2019. ((AFP)
Updated on May 23, 2019 01:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

The BJP was leading in nine of the ten Lok Sabha seats in Haryana while the Congress was leading in one.

The BJP had seven seats in the state in 2014,the INLD two and the Congress one in 2014.

This time the INLD seems to have been totally eclipsed in the state.

Union Ministers Rao Inderjit Singh was ahead in Gurgaon and Krishan Pal Gurjar was leading in Faridabad over their nearest Congress rivals—Ajay Singh Yadav and Avtar Singh Bhadana respectively.

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Former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda of the Congress was trailing in Sonipat.

Hooda, a sitting MLA from Rohtak district who contested the Lok Sabha polls after a gap of 14 years, was trailing behind sitting MP Ramesh Chander Kaushik.

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Hooda’s son and sitting MP from Rohtak Deepender Singh Hooda, who was earlier leading over his nearest BJP rival Arvind Sharma from Rohtak, later fell behind.

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The AAP and its ally Jannayak Janata Party, and BSP and Loktantra Suraksha Party, who have also fielded their candidates on all seats, were trailing

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