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The current leadership of the sect is yet to decide on who to support and experts say it has lost the ability to command the unwavering loyalty of followers.(HT image)

Weakened Dera Sacha Sauda not a factor in Haryana assembly poll

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh/Sirsa | By Hitender Rao and Vishal Joshi
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 06:33 AM IST
The Dera, a sect that counted many Dalits, farmers and migrant labourers among its followers, has hemorrhaged followers after Singh’s 2017 conviction.
Haryana Pradesh Mahila Congress general secretary Anjali Bansal during a press conference held in Panchkula said she was deliberately left out as she was construed as Ashok Tanwar’s supporter.(Sant Arora/HT)
Haryana Pradesh Mahila Congress general secretary Anjali Bansal during a press conference held in Panchkula said she was deliberately left out as she was construed as Ashok Tanwar’s supporter.(Sant Arora/HT)

Ticket allotment for Haryana assembly polls: Women Cong leader accuses Selja of bias

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Yuvraj Kaushal, Panchkula
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 11:46 PM IST
Wife of former Panchkula MLA late DK Bansal, Anjali Bansal was vying for candidature and had been actively pushing her case.
INLD candidate Sonu Thakran from Badshapur constituency at a road show before filing his nomination papers for Haryana Assembly election, Gurugram, on Friday, October 4, 2019.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)
INLD candidate Sonu Thakran from Badshapur constituency at a road show before filing his nomination papers for Haryana Assembly election, Gurugram, on Friday, October 4, 2019.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)

Regional parties may split BJP votes in Haryana assembly polls

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Pawan Sharma and Neeraj Mohan
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 02:05 PM IST
Although most experts and analysts expect the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in the Haryana assembly polls to retain power, they also point to the presence of spoilers and vote-splitters who could throw up surprises in some constituencies.
INLD candidate Sonu Thakran from Badshapur constituency at a road show before filing his nomination papers for Haryana Assembly election, Gurugram, on Friday, October 4, 2019.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)
INLD candidate Sonu Thakran from Badshapur constituency at a road show before filing his nomination papers for Haryana Assembly election, Gurugram, on Friday, October 4, 2019.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)

Regional parties may split BJP votes in Haryana assembly polls

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Pawan Sharma and Neeraj Mohan
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 01:47 AM IST
Although most experts and analysts expect the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in the Haryana assembly polls to retain power, they also point to the presence of spoilers and vote-splitters who could throw up surprises in some constituencies.
BJP candidate Gian Chand Gupta filing nomination papers in Panchkula on Thursday.(Sant Arora/HT)
BJP candidate Gian Chand Gupta filing nomination papers in Panchkula on Thursday.(Sant Arora/HT)

Haryana assembly polls: Panchkula BJP nominee Gian Chand Gupta files nomination papers

By HT Correspondent, Panchkula
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 01:07 AM IST
Takes a dig at Congress rival Chander Mohan saying he disappeared for 15 years
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SAD in talks with JJP for seat-sharing in Haryana assembly polls

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 11:16 PM IST
The Akali Dal used to contest elections in Haryana in alliance with the INLD before the party severed ties with it in 2017 over contrary stands on the SYL canal issue

Haryana Assembly Polls: Kulwant Ram Bazigar, Guhla (reserved) MLA

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 11:15 PM IST
Coming from a humble background, Kulwant worked for his community and remained as district president of Bazigar and Banjara sanghs for over a decade. Relative of senior Congress leader Dillu Ram, he began his political career as a party worker. He fought 2009 assembly election as an Independent and finished third.

Haryana Assembly Polls: Subhash Sudha, Thanesar

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2019 11:10 PM IST
A commission agent, Subhash ran a fertiliser business before becoming a councillor in 2002. He joined the INLD and later moved to the Congress in 2005. He unsuccessfully fought 2009 assembly elections. He joined the BJP in 2014

Haryana Assembly Polls: Dinesh Kaushik, Pundri MLA

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 11:00 PM IST
Basically an educationist, Dinesh Kaushik, who runs a BEd college and two schools, is known for his involvement in social works for more than two decades. He has fought four assembly elections since 2000, thrice as an independent and once on Congress ticket. He won his first election in 2005 as an independent and lost in 2009 as Congress nominee. Since he was close to those in the state’s first-time BJP government, he formally joined the party recently.

Haryana Assembly Polls: Randeep Singh Surjewala, Kaithal

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 10:56 PM IST
Son of veteran parliamentarian Shamsher Singh Surjewala, Randeep Singh Surjewala got active in the Haryana Youth Congress in the 1980s. He became the state Congress general secretary in 1994 and defeated Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) supremo Om Prakash Chautala in 1996 and 2005, both times from the Narwana assembly segment. Surjewala later won consecutively from Kaithal in 2009 and 2014.

Haryana Assembly Polls: Ved Narang, Barwala MLA

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 10:42 PM IST
An ordinary Indian National Lok Dal worker, Ved Narang was handpicked by Chautalas to contest from Barwala in the 2014 assembly elections.

Haryana Assembly Polls: Renuka Bishnoi, Hansi MLA

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 10:34 PM IST
An alumna of a Chandigarh college, Renuka became an MLA in 2011 by winning the Adampur bypoll. The seat was vacated by her husband Kuldeep on becoming an MP. She was elected from Hansi on an HJC ticket, but later joined the Congress.

Haryana Assembly Polls: Ranbir Gangwa, Nalwa MLA

Hindustan Times | By HT Corespondent
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 10:28 PM IST
Gangwa joined the INLD in 2000 and unsuccessfully contested the 2009 assembly polls. He became a Rajya Sabha member in 2010, but resigned after getting elected as an MLA in 2014. He recently quit the INLD to join the BJP.

Haryana Assembly Polls: Harvinder Kalyan, Gharaunda MLA

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 10:22 PM IST
Kalyan started his political journey with youth wing of Congress. He joined BSP in 2009 and contested from Gharaunda unsuccessfully. Before 2014 assembly election, he left BSP to join BJP and won on BJP ticket from Gharaunda.

Haryana Assembly Polls: Bakshish Singh Virk, Assandh MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 11:12 PM IST
Virk had contested three assembly elections – in 1996 on Samata Party ticket, in 2005 on BJP ticket from Nilokheri and in 2009 on BJP ticket from Assandh seat – unsuccessfully. In 2014, he was elected for the first time from Assandh on BJP ticket.

Haryana Assembly Polls: Manohar Lal Khattar, Karnal MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 11:13 PM IST
An old guard of the RSS, Khattar was the general secretary of Haryana BJP from 2000 to 2014. He became the chairman of BJP’s Haryana election campaign committee during 2014 Lok Sabha polls. He entered electoral politics with 2014 assembly elections and became Haryana chief minister.

Haryana Assembly Polls: Mahipal Dhanda, Panipat (rural) MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 11:05 PM IST
A businessman and RSS member, Mahipal Dhanda started his political journey with the BJP’s youth wing in 1980s. State president of the party’s kisan morcha, he contested first election from Panipat (rural) in 2014.

Haryana Assembly Polls: Karan Dev Kamboj, Indri MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 11:04 PM IST
Kamboj, an associate of RSS for several years, was also president of Kisan Club, Yamunanagar. He contested for the first time on BJP ticket from Indri during 2014 elections and became minister of state for food and civil supply and consumer affairs after his victory in the polls.

Haryana Assembly Polls: Rohita Rewri, Panipat (city) MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 11:03 PM IST
Elected councillor from ward 9 of Panipat MC in 2013, Rohita got BJP ticket in 2014 and won Panipat (city) assembly seat with the biggest margin of 53,721.

Haryana Assembly Polls: Kavita Jain, Sonepat MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 10:41 PM IST
Then a homemaker, Kavita Jain plunged into politics as a BJP nominee in 2009 and successfully contested the assembly elections. In 2014, she won with an impressive margin and was rewarded with Cabinet berth and plum portfolio of local bodies’ minister.

Haryana Assembly Polls: Jaiveer Singh, Kharkhauda (Reserved) MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 10:35 PM IST
Carrying forward the legacy of his father Ram Dhari, a two-time legislator, Jaiveer Singh won his first elections in 2009. Since 1977, the voters never re-elected a sitting MLA but he became the first MLA to win consecutive elections.

Haryana Assembly Polls: Anand Singh Dangi, Meham MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 10:28 PM IST
Dangi started his political journey as Meham’s Madina sarpanch. He came into limelight when he filed his nomination against then CM OP Chautala. The bypoll was held twice but violence marred the polling. He won when it was held for the third time. Since then, he has won four times from Meham.
Congress’ interim president Sonia Gandhi and MP Rahul Gandhi will campaign for the party in Haryana assembly elections.(ANI File)
Congress’ interim president Sonia Gandhi and MP Rahul Gandhi will campaign for the party in Haryana assembly elections.(ANI File)

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul to campaign in Haryana assembly polls

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Abhishek Behl
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 08:20 AM IST
The Congress party will also form district-level campaign committees to coordinate ground level work, and the focus would be to take up local issues that affect the masses in the run-up to the October 21 assembly elections in Haryana.
Manish Grover, Rohtak MLA(HT Photo)
Manish Grover, Rohtak MLA(HT Photo)

Haryana Assembly Polls: Manish Grover, Rohtak MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 10:10 PM IST
He was the only BJP candidate to win in Rohtak district in 2014. He lost three consecutive assembly elections from Rohtak before 2014.
Sukhvinder Sheoran, Badhra MLA(HT Photo)
Sukhvinder Sheoran, Badhra MLA(HT Photo)

Haryana Assembly Polls: Sukhvinder Sheoran, Badhra MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 10:05 PM IST
Elected at the age of 28 in 2014, he was the youngest MLA in the assembly.
Om Parkash Barwa, Loharu MLA(HT Photo)
Om Parkash Barwa, Loharu MLA(HT Photo)

Haryana Assembly Polls: Om Parkash Barwa, Loharu MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 10:02 PM IST
He was INLD Loharu assembly segment president from 2007 to 2014.
Ghanshyam Saraf, Bhiwani MLA(HT photo)
Ghanshyam Saraf, Bhiwani MLA(HT photo)

Haryana Assembly Polls: Ghanshyam Saraf, Bhiwani MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 09:57 PM IST
Though he lost the election in 2005, but continued strengthening the BJP in rural parts of the constituency.
Rajdeep Phogat MLA Dadri(HT Photo)
Rajdeep Phogat MLA Dadri(HT Photo)

Haryana Assembly Polls: Rajdeep Phogat, Dadri MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 09:53 PM IST
After winning in 2014, now he has joined INLD’s splinter outfit JJP.
Santosh Yadav, Ateli MLA(HT Photo)
Santosh Yadav, Ateli MLA(HT Photo)

Haryana Assembly Polls: Santosh Yadav, Ateli MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2019 09:44 PM IST
She is also deputy speaker in the state assembly.
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