As the ruling party chases its 75-plus seats target, the exit polls’ trends mean that several political bigwigs of Haryana, especially those in the opposition, will keep their fingers crossed for October 24 results.
Goldy, who hails from Kunger Bhani village in Bhiwani district and currently lives in Jind city, has already interviewed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) leaders Dushyant Chautala and Digvijay Chautala, among others.
Regarding Muslim dominated constituencies, BJP has fielded INLD turncoats Zakir Husain in Nuh, Naseem Ahmed in Firozpur Jhirka. Both are seeking re-election. In Punhana, BJP has fielded debutant Nouksham Chaudhary.
Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda sees in BJP campaign a camouflage to hide its failures in Haryana. He tells The Indian Express why future belongs to national parties and justifies 'deserving' dynasts in politics.
On Rahul Gandhi's resignation after Lok Sabha polls, Manohar Lal Khattar said, "...They dug up a mountain and what came out was a dead rat...Because they can see nothing beyond Sonia, Rahul and the Gandhi family."
BJP’s success rate over the last one year is making both the Congress and the INLD work overtime to prevent erosion of their traditional votebank. The BJP has won the Jind bypoll, Mayoral polls and the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls in the state.
Campaigning for Congress candidate Amit Sihag, Kumari Selja said, “We have seen the worst of times and the best times. It was all possible due to you. Today again there is a big challenge ahead of us. Politics has changed a lot these days.”
From infighting, factionalism, defections and uncertainty in party leadership to a “rebellion” through a show of strength by former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, and now state unit chief Ashok Tanwar’s resignation — nothing seems to be going right for the grand old party.
Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka has drawn the attention of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in a letter and accused Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP, earlier HUDA) and the concessionaire companies of indulging in “shadow boxing”.