While Dushyant has already become the Deputy Chief Minister after JJP entered into an alliance with BJP, several other first-timers mainly Independent candidates backing BJP are also eying ministerial berths.
State government officials said that the “active fire locations” are mainly indicative of stubble burning adding that Punjab is still facing severe problem of stubble burning, while Haryana only has isolated cases.
Water scarcity is an issue that has a lot of traction among voters here. Last year in Rohtak, Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari had stated that Centre would stop water of three rivers — Ravi, Beas and Sutlej — from flowing to Pakistan.
Former Chief Minister Bhajan Lal's son and Congress candidate Kuldeep Bishnoi is seeking election from Adampur for the fourth time and is up against TV actor Sonali Phogat, the BJP candidate who has 1.75 lakh followers on a popular app, TikTok.
"Congress will form government in Haryana getting full majority as the people are upset with Khattar government. The public did not get anything else except announcements during five years," says Kuldeep Bishnoi.
"Unemployment, law and order, crisis in the farming sector and the economy of the state are the main issues in this election. In private as well government jobs in the state, there should be 75 per cent reservation for youths of Haryana," says Dushyant Chautala.