Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij recommended suspension of executive engineer (operations) of the power department due to power failure during Baba Ramdev’s inaugural yoga event.
All 17 Congress MLAs were against voting for Anand, who was backed by state rival INLD — but their objections had been overruled by their party high command.
Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid termed Anand’s defeat by BJP-backed media baron and Independent candidate Subhash Chandra as a setback and disappointing.
Subhas Chandra, an independent candidate supported by the BJP, scraped through amid political drama during the vote count.
According to Additional Chief Secretary, Haryana, School Education Dept, the no jeans diktat was issued because teachers are expected to be role models and they should display “discipline and propriety in dressing.”
Voting for the two seats started at 9 am. The BJP has sufficient votes to ensure victory of Union Minister Birender Singh.
Congress went on to say that Haryana CM, Manohar Lal Khattar, has made derogatory remarks about women in the past as well.
Stating that abstaining would have resulted in the BJP nominee’s victory, a senior leader said, “In fact, we have gained. He (R K Anand) has become a Congress candidate now.”
“It was sudden,” says Dr Vibhu Prakash, principal scientist, BNHS. “And within 15-20 minutes, the second bird also glided out into the forest.”
After the rains, the mercury dropped by a few notches, the official said.
This is the second explosion in Haryana over the last two weeks.
At an agricultural plot abutting the Panipat-Gohana highway near Jessia village in Rohtak, the designated spot for the protests, people began gathering under a tent from 10 am.
Jat leaders in Jassia village of Rohtak district, the epicentre of violence during the February stir, began the agitation by performing a ‘havan’.
Haryana saw the worst violence in its five decades of existence, in February this year, during the Jat agitation for reservation.
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