Along expected lines, the BJP has given tickets to its MPs - Rao Inderjit Singh from Gurgaon, Krishan Pal Gurjar from Faridabad, Dharambir Singh from Bhiwani-Mahendragarh, Rattan Lal Kataria from Ambala, and Ramesh Kaushik from Sonipat.
Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma’s name was doing rounds as a probable candidate from Karnal constituency while there were talks regarding Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu’s candidature from Hisar, Rohtak or Sonipat.
That’s the choice, say students of NIT, Kurukshetra, who have just been warned by institute off gatecrashing weddings. But as the directive goes viral, even some on campus feel they may have bitten off more than they can chew.
Grover, who is currently Minister of State for Cooperation in Haryana government, tells The Indian Express how they hope to defeat Hooda’s son Deepender Singh Hooda, a three-time MP, from Rohtak Lok Sabha seat this time.
If this time the Congress wins Rohtak by a huge margin, it will be a setback for the state government. Rohtak elections are not just about a Lok Sabha seat. It will set the tone for the future of politics in Haryana, says Congress' Deepender Hooda
In April 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the Congress could secure just one seat, Rohtak from where the then Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s son Deepender Singh Hooda had won. Congress's vote share in the Lok Sabha polls (22.99 %) had dipped to 20.58% during the Assembly polls held in October 2014.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, meanwhile, mocked Arvind Kejriwal, saying: “Ghalib khayal acha hai”. “They may think whatever they want but the ground reality is people know that the country is safe in the hands of BJP,” said the CM.
A couple of allottees, who had booked the flats in 2011-12, have approached the authority complaining the promoter has “stopped the construction and only a concrete structure is presently standing on the land”.
Whether the Assembly will be dissolved on Friday — this was the question abuzz in the state Civil Secretariat Thursday. “From what I heard, there is a very high probability of early Assembly polls,” said a senior official.
This will be Ashok Khemka’s sixth transfer during current state BJP government which came to power in October 2014 in Haryana. This will also be his 52th transfer during 27-year service as an IAS officer.
Amendment in the The Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA) by the Haryana Assembly has raised hackles of environmentalists and opposition leaders alike. SUKHBIR SIWACH explains the contentious aspects of the law.