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JP Dalal is Haryana agriculture minister(HT FILE)

BJP appoints Jat leader as in-charge for Baroda bypoll

UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 12:30 AM IST
Meham MLA’s outburst probably was enough to hasten Dalal’s appointment, say political analysts
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Sherawat khap mandates people to ensure their wards study till Class 12

Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By Sunil Rahar
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2020 10:12 PM IST
The instructions came on the heels of similar directions passed by Phogat khap
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BJP government should apologise for Jat quota violence: Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Hindustan Times, Karnal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 11:06 PM IST
Jat quota violence took place in February 2016 in which 30 people were killed and property worth several crores of rupees was damaged
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Jat quota agitation: Youths who set Capt Abhimanyu’s house on fire pardoned

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sunil Rahar
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 12:18 AM IST
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AIJASS demands to stop screening of ‘Panipat’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2019 11:02 PM IST
Notably, there are three cinema hall in Hisar around which additional force has been deployed to maintain law and order condition
Haryana, India - Nov. 13, 2019: A man rides his cart at Barsola village, in Jind Haryana, India, on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. The Khera khap of Jind district in Haryana has decided not to use their caste as their surnames. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Haryana, India - Nov. 13, 2019: A man rides his cart at Barsola village, in Jind Haryana, India, on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. The Khera khap of Jind district in Haryana has decided not to use their caste as their surnames. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

In Haryana’s Jind, little changed after a khap order to drop caste surnames

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Priyanka Ishwari
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2019 05:52 PM IST
Yet, however well-intentioned it may have been, it is arguable how much of a success the initiative has been in a part of northern India where caste is a deep-rooted way of life and differences based on caste, often bitter, are never too far from the surface.
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Haryana cabinet induction: BJP rebels, JJP’s senior leader despondent over being left out

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hitender Rao
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2019 10:43 PM IST
Eight legislators of the BJP, many of them surprise picks, an Independent and one Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) MLA were sworn in on Thursday at Raj Bhawan
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Dealing with demanding JJP a tough task for Khattar

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Pawan Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2019 04:06 PM IST
Among other key challenges ahead of Khattar are improving Haryana’s financial, agricultural and industrial growth and meeting expectations of the youth
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When Cong rose from the ashes due to Hooda’s political brilliance

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Pawan Sharma
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2019 11:15 PM IST
Weeks before the October 21 elections, Hooda burnt bridges with the Congress central leadership when he announced at a rally in Rohtak that the party had lost direction on Article 370 abrogation and the Kashmir issue.
Supporters of BJP candidate from Gharaunda, Harvinder Singh Kalyan celebrate his win in the Assembly election in Karnal on Thursday.(Photo: PTI)
Supporters of BJP candidate from Gharaunda, Harvinder Singh Kalyan celebrate his win in the Assembly election in Karnal on Thursday.(Photo: PTI)

Anti-incumbency, tactical voting by Jats stopped BJP juggernaut

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hitender Rao
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 05:14 AM IST
The consolidation of Jats in favour of the Congress and the JJP hurt the BJP a lot as only five Jat candidates fielded by it made it to the assembly
Jannayak Janta Party leader Dushyant Singh Chautala (left) could prove to be the kingmaker if the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Haryana falls short of a simple majority.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Jannayak Janta Party leader Dushyant Singh Chautala (left) could prove to be the kingmaker if the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Haryana falls short of a simple majority.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Haryana assembly elections 2019: Dushyant Chautala’s JJP may prove to be kingmaker

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ramesh Vinayak
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 12:30 PM IST
The JJannayak Janta Party, which is an offshoot of former chief minister Om Prakash Chautala’s Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), seems to have completely appropriated the Jat vote bank of the INLD.
BHUPINDER SINGH HOODA(HT PHOTO)
BHUPINDER SINGH HOODA(HT PHOTO)

Congress strongman in top gear after fresh ‘josh’ of supporters, demolishes BJP’s devp plank

Hindustan Times, Hisar | By Pawan Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 06:42 AM IST
“The Khattar government has failed on all fronts. This is a non-performing government. They are expert in event management. Every section of the society is unhappy with them. People trust me. That’s why I am getting overwhelming response in rallies”, Bhupinder Singh Hooda
There are 90-odd khaps spread mainly across eight districts dominated by the Jat community, which makes up a fourth of Haryana’s total population.(HT FILE)
There are 90-odd khaps spread mainly across eight districts dominated by the Jat community, which makes up a fourth of Haryana’s total population.(HT FILE)

BJP’s dominance, weak Oppn put khaps on backfoot in Haryana

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh/Rohtak | By Rajesh Moudgil and Sunil Rahar
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 12:49 AM IST
Khap leaders say they are focussing on social issues to shed the image of being hardline caste-based organisations in Haryana
Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Garhi-Sampla Kiloi MLA(HT Photo)
Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Garhi-Sampla Kiloi MLA(HT Photo)

Haryana Assembly Polls: Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Garhi-Sampla Kiloi MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 10:36 PM IST
Hooda hit the headlines when he defeated former deputy prime minister Devi Lal thrice.
Anand Singh Dangi, Meham MLA(HT Photo)
Anand Singh Dangi, Meham MLA(HT Photo)

Haryana Assembly Polls: Anand Singh Dangi, Meham MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 10:29 PM IST
The bypoll was held twice but violence marred the polling. He won when it was held for the third time.
Parminder Singh Dhull, Julana MLA(HT Photo)
Parminder Singh Dhull, Julana MLA(HT Photo)

Haryana Assembly Polls: Parminder Singh Dhull, Julana MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 10:22 PM IST
Dhull joined INLD in 2008 and finally became MLA from Julana in 2009. He recently joined BJP.
Sri Krishan Hooda, Baroda MLA(HT Photo)
Sri Krishan Hooda, Baroda MLA(HT Photo)

Haryana Assembly Polls: Sri Krishan Hooda, Baroda MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 11:03 PM IST
He switched to Congress from INLD in 2005.
Jagbir Singh Malik, Gohana MLA(HT Photo)
Jagbir Singh Malik, Gohana MLA(HT Photo)

Haryana Assembly Polls: Jagbir Singh Malik, Gohana MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 10:57 PM IST
Since 2008, he has won three consecutive assembly elections.
Kuldip Sharma, Ganaur MLA(HT Photo)
Kuldip Sharma, Ganaur MLA(HT Photo)

Haryana Assembly Polls: Kuldip Sharma, Ganaur MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 10:50 PM IST
He also served as working president of the Haryana Congress.
Subhash Barala(HT Photo)
Subhash Barala(HT Photo)

Haryana Assembly Polls: Subhash Barala, Tohana MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2019 10:34 PM IST
A first-time legislator, Barala is now Haryana BJP chief.
Balwan Singh Daulatpuria(HT Photo)
Balwan Singh Daulatpuria(HT Photo)

Haryana Assembly Polls: Balwan Singh Daulatpuria, Fatehabad MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 10:29 PM IST
He has now moved to the BJP.
Shyam Singh, Radaur MLA(HT Photo)
Shyam Singh, Radaur MLA(HT Photo)

Haryana Assembly Polls: Shyam Singh, Radaur MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 10:13 PM IST
He fought from Radaur on a BJP ticket in 2009 too but won the seat, an INLD citadel, in the last elections.
According to the FIR, “On February 19, 2016, a mob led by Narender Balhara carrying lathis, petrol bomb and weapons while heading towards Agro mall at Sector 14 in Rohtak attacked a police team posted outside the building and burnt their vehicles.”(HT FILE)
According to the FIR, “On February 19, 2016, a mob led by Narender Balhara carrying lathis, petrol bomb and weapons while heading towards Agro mall at Sector 14 in Rohtak attacked a police team posted outside the building and burnt their vehicles.”(HT FILE)

5 walk free in Jat quota violence case due to lack of evidence

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 08:12 AM IST
Sector 14 police checkpost then in-charge , assistant sub-inspector Rakesh Kumar, was the complainant in the case.
Nagaur had been a fortress of the Congress after Independence, which has won most number of times from the constituency.(HT Photo)
Nagaur had been a fortress of the Congress after Independence, which has won most number of times from the constituency.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress fortress Nagaur faces Jat leader challenge

Hindustan Times, Nagaur | By Sachin Saini
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 02:00 PM IST
Victory for Beniwal will catapult him into an undisputed Jat leader, while his loss would mean that the powerful farming community is still with the Congress.
It’s a different stage for Poonia, international gold medallist dicus thrower and Olypoic participant.(HT Photo)
It’s a different stage for Poonia, international gold medallist dicus thrower and Olypoic participant.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress’s Krishna Poonia emphasises rural connect to appeal to voters

Hindustan Times, MANOTA/NAILA | By Urvashi Dev Rawal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2019 12:37 PM IST
After Jodhpur, Jaipur Rural Lok Sabha seat has emerged as the most contested with two Olympians Rajyavardhan Rathore of the BJP and Poonia of the Congress in a direct fight.
Koth, a resident of Koth Kalan village, completed his BA degree from Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, in 2018.(HT Photo)
Koth, a resident of Koth Kalan village, completed his BA degree from Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, in 2018.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: From Jat quota stir to electoral politics

Hindustan Times, HISAR | By Bhaskar Mukherjee
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2019 11:01 AM IST
All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) state spokesperson Rambhagat Malik said Koth shared stage with senior Jat leaders during 2010 protests for reservation for the community.
Suresh Koth, 50, has entered electoral politics after remaining active in farmer agitations, including the Jat reservation stir, for years.
Suresh Koth, 50, has entered electoral politics after remaining active in farmer agitations, including the Jat reservation stir, for years.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: From the front lines of Jat stir to electoral politics

Hisar | By Bhaskar Mukherjee
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2019 12:36 AM IST
Suresh Koth is the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) candidate from Lok Sabha seat of Hisar. He had actively participated in the quota agitation right from the time it was launched in Haryana in 2010.
A meeting to decide about which party to support on May 6 will be addressed by AIJASS national leader Yashpal Malik.
A meeting to decide about which party to support on May 6 will be addressed by AIJASS national leader Yashpal Malik.

Jat body to decide on which party to support on May 6

Hisar | By Bhaskar Mukherjee
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2019 02:39 AM IST
AIJASS national leader Yashpal Malik said the main work of leaders will be to expose the BJP in the state.
Mohammad Saleem, father of Shahnawaz, who was allegedly killed by members of Jat Community in 2013 in Muzaffarnagar village(Hindustan Times)
Mohammad Saleem, father of Shahnawaz, who was allegedly killed by members of Jat Community in 2013 in Muzaffarnagar village(Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Uneasy calm in Muzaffarnagar village marked by 2013 riots

Muzaffarnagar | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 08:18 PM IST
In August 2013, members of the Jat community of nearby Malikpura village, around 4 km from Kawal, allegedly killed Shahnawaz, a Muslim youth, after an altercation. In retaliation, a mob from Kawal killed two Jats – Sachin and his cousin, Gaurav. This sparked the violence.
Mathura election results 2019: Uttar Pradesh will go to polls in all the seven phases starting April 11. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.(Hindustan Times)
Mathura election results 2019: Uttar Pradesh will go to polls in all the seven phases starting April 11. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.(Hindustan Times)

Mathura election results 2019: Will Hema Malini repeat the show in UP’s Mathura?

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 03:50 PM IST
Considered to be the stronghold of Jat voters, Mathura will also see Kunwar Narendra Singh fight for the RLD while Congress has chosen Mahesh Pathak.
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