The ongoing assembly elections in Haryana will decide the short term fate of several regional political dynasties.
Chandigarh, Oct 21: The ongoing assembly elections in Haryana will decide the short term fate of several regional political dynasties.
The four main parties in the fray include the ruling BJP, Congress, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and its splinter group the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP).
Apart from this, the Bahujan Samaj Party, Aam Aadmi Party, Swaraj India and rebel BJP MP Rajkumar Saini’s Loktantra Suraksha Party are also in the fray.
Four main belts of Haryana — Bagri, Deswali, Bangar and Nardak - will see a total of 1,168 candidates contest for 90 seats.
These elections are a battle of survival for former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who had ruled from 2005 to 2014.
The INLD which was once the state’s main opposition party but is now gouing through a tough period, will be anxious for a good performance. Poor performance may put its survival in doubt.
The JJP, which formed in December last year when former CM Om Prakash Chautala’s elder son Ajay Singh Chautala and Dushyant Chautala decided to split form the INLD, will hope for a good performance.
Both the INLD and the JJP claim to represent the political legacy of former deputy prime minister and regional political icon Devi Lal.
Fondly remembered as ‘Tau’ Devi Lal, the former deputy PM was a giant of Haryana politics.
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