BJP declares candidates for Haryana,Cong list awaited

The Haryana BJP today declared candidates for five constituency seats in the state for the Parliamentary elections.

Written by Rajendra Khatry | Chandigarh | Published:March 14, 2009 2:03 am

The Haryana BJP today declared candidates for five constituency seats in the state for the Parliamentary elections. The announcement was made by BJP President Rajnath Singh at the Central Parliamentary Board meeting of the party in New Delhi.

Sources in Indian National Lok Dal (INLD),the alliance partner of BJP,said their candidates too would be announced soon for the remaining five seats in Haryana.

BJP seems to have depended on their tried and trusted politicians to take on the ruling Congress and other candidates in the Lok Sabha polls.

As expected,sitting MP from Sonepat Kishan Chand Sangwan has again been given the ticket for the seat. Former union minister I D Swami has been made the party candidate from the Karnal constituency seat.

Former MP Rattanlal Kataria is the party’s candidate from the Ambala constituency,Ramchandra Bainda is the candidate from Faridabad,and Sudha Yadav from Gurgaon parliamentary constituency.

Senior BJP leader Gyan Chand Gupta said the party was trying to get the Rohtak seat from INLD. “Capt Abhimanyu is a very strong candidate and had performed well in the Lok Sabha elections in 2004,by securing more than 1.75 lakh votes,’’ said Gupta.

The Congress has yet to decide its candidate for the Lok Sabha polls. On the reserved Ambala seat,Rattanlal Kataria is likely to be pitted against Selja of the Congress. On the Karnal seat,considered a Brahmin belt,I D Swami may face sitting MP Dr Arvind Sharma of the Congress,if he gets the ticket again. In Sonepat,the Congress is likely to choose among Finance Minister Birender Singh,Randeep Singh Surjewala or Krishna Gehlot.

In Gurgaon,Congress may field sitting MP from Mahendergarh,Rao Inderjit Singh. Avtar Singh Bhadana of the Congress can be the main contestant against Ramchandra Bainda of the BJP.

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