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Posted at: Oct 24, 2019, 8:20 AM; last updated: Oct 25, 2019, 7:08 AM (IST)

Haryana gets hung assembly, BJP needs six more to form govt

Haryana gets hung assembly, BJP needs six more to form govt

Chandigarh, October 24

Haryana on Thursday ended up with a hung assembly with the ruling BJP emerging as the largest party bagging 40 seats, but still six short of the halfway mark needed to form the next government.

The Congress won 31 seats, the Jannayak Janta Party 10, the Indian National Lok Dal and Haryana Lokhit Party one each. The Aam Aadmi Party, which contested 46 seats, was decimated.

The split verdict triggered hectic political activity. At least two independents had boarded a flight to Delhi for a meeting with BJP leadership, party sources said.

TOTAL SEATS 90 | MAJORITY MARK 46
BJP 40
Congress 31
JJP 10
Independent 7
INLD 1
HLP 1

The BJP’s final tally came as a disappointment for a party that had won all 10 parliamentary seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, and predicted that it will cross 75 seats this time in the assembly.

But eight of 10 ministers fielded by the BJP lost.

In the Lok Sabha polls, the BJP cornered 58 per cent of the vote share, which has now dropped to about 36.5 per cent. Despite the loss of seats, this is till about three percentage points more than what the party got in the 2014 assembly polls.

The Congress vote share is up nearly eight percentage points since 2014. 

 

For the state’s main opposition party, hit by infighting that required a change in the state leadership ahead of the October 21 election, the results gave it a shot at power — if the JJP extends support.

As counting trends indicated that no party would get enough seats in the 90-member House to form the government, senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda sought support for his party.

“This mandate is against the BJP. The JJP, INLD and others, including the independents, should join hands with the Congress to keep the BJP at bay,” he told reporters in Rohtak.

Hooda alleged the administration was putting pressure on the independents at the behest of the BJP and not allowing them to move freely.

Congress supporters celebrate in Rohtak. Photo: Manoj Dhakha

Commenting on the early trends, JJP leader Dushyant Chautala said, “This shows there was huge anti-incumbency against the (Manohar Lal) Khattar government.”               

But he remained non-committal on whom he will support.

“It is too early to say anything. We will first summon a meeting of our MLAs, decide who would be our leader in the House and then take it further,” he said.

However, he said the people of Haryana want “change”.

State Congress chief Kumari Selja said the people of Haryana have rejected the BJP and are ready to embrace “a new dawn of justice”.

In the 2014 assembly elections, the BJP formed the government on its own, winning 47 seats. The Congress had then won 17 seats, INLD 19, Shiromani Akali Dal one, Bahujan Samaj Party one and independents five.

Haryana Congress president Kumari Selja at her residence in New Delhi. Tribune photo/Mukesh Aggarwal

The BJP strength in the House later rose to 48 after it won a bypoll.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar retained his Karnal seat by a margin of 45,188 votes against his Congress rival Tarlochan Singh. But, apart from the eight ministers, state BJP chief Subhash Barala (Tohana) lost.

JJP leader Dushyant Chautala won by 47,452 votes over the sitting BJP MLA Prem Lata in Uchana Kalan. Prem Lata is the wife of former Union Minister Birender Singh, and has defeated him earlier.

Among the sportspersons fielded by the BJP, only former Indian hockey captain Sandeep Singh won from Pehowa. International wrestlers Babita Phogat (Dadri) Yogeshwar Dutt (Baroda) lost.

TikTok star Sonali Phogat lost to senior Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi in Adampur.

JJP leader Dushyant chautala pays tributes to his great grandfather Devi Lal

Senior Cabinet minister Anil Vij won from Ambala Cantonment, which he has represented five-time legislator, defeating independent candidate Chitra Sarwara by 20,165 votes.

The BJP failed to break the Congress stronghold — the Deswali or Jat dominated belt of the state comprising Rohtak, Jhajjar and Sonipat districts. It picked up just one seat there, Rai in Sonipat. The Congress won 11 seats in this belt.

The BJP held on to its Jind seat and did well in some pockets of southern Haryana and in Faridabad district.

Senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala lost to his BJP rival Leela Ram Gurjar by just 1,246 votes in Kaithal and Assembly Speaker Kanwar Pal defeated Akram Khan of the Congress by a margin of 16,373 votes in Jagadhri.

The Congress winners include Geeta Bhukkal, Raghubir Singh Kadian and Capt Ajay Yadav’s son Chiranjeev Rao.

Constituency

Party

Winner

Adampur

INC

Kuldeep Bishnoi 

Ambala Cantt.

BJP

Anil Vij

Ambala City

BJP

Aseem Goel Naneola

Assandh

INC

Shamsher Singh Gogi

Ateli

BJP

Sitaram 

Badhra

JJP

Naina Singh

Badkhal

BJP

Seema Trikha

Badli

INC

Kuldeep Vats

Badshahpur

Independent

Rakesh Daultabad

Bahadurgarh

INC

Rajinder Singh Joon

Ballabhgarh

BJP

Mool Chand Sharma

Baroda

INC

Sri Krishan Hooda

Barwala

JJP

Jogi Ram Sihag

Bawal (SC)

BJP

Dr Banwari Lal 

Bawani Khera (SC)

BJP

Bishamber Singh

Beri

INC

Raghuvir Singh Kadian

Bhiwani

BJP

Ghanshyam Saraf

Dabwali

Congress

Amit Sihag

Dadri

Independent

Sombir

Ellenabad

INLD

Abhay Singh Chautala

Faridabad

BJP

Narender Gupta

Faridabad (NIT)

Congress

Neeraj Sharma

Fatehabad

BJP

Dura Ram

Ferozepur Jhirka

Congress

Mamman Khan

Ganaur

BJP

Nirmal Rani

Garhi Sampla-Kiloi

INC

Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Gharaunda

BJP

Harvinder Kalyan

Gohana

Congress

Jagbir Singh Malik

Guhla (SC)

JJP

Ishwar Singh

Gurgaon

BJP

Sudhir Singla

Hansi

BJP

Vinod Bhayana

Hathin

BJP

Praveen Dagar

Hisar

BJP

Kamal Gupta

Hodal (SC)

BJP

Jagdish Nayar

Indri

BJP

Ram Kumar

Israna (SC)

INC

Balbir Singh

Jagadhri

BJP

Kanwar Pal

Jhajjar (SC)

INC

Geeta Bhukkal

Jind

BJP

Dr Krishan Lal Middha

Julana

JJP

Amarjeet Dhanda

Kaithal

BJP

Leela Ram

Kalanaur (SC)

INC

Shakuntla Khatak

Kalawali (SC)

INC

Shishpal Singh

Kalayat

BJP

Kamlesh Dhanda

Kalka

Congress

Pardeep Chaudhary

Karnal

BJP

Manohar Lal Khattar

Kharkhauda (SC)

Congress

Jaiveer Singh

Kosli

BJP

Laxman Singh Yadav

Ladwa

Congress

Mewa Singh

Loharu

BJP

Jai Parkash Dalal

Mahendragarh

INC

Rao Dan Singh 

Meham

Independent

Balraj Kundu

Mulana (SC)

INC

Varun Chaudhary

Nalwa

BJP

Ranbir Gangwa

Nangal chaudhry

BJP

Abhe Singh Yadav

Naraingarh

INC

Shalley

Narnaul

BJP

Om Prakash Yadav

Narnaund

JJP

Ram Kumar Gautam

Narwana (SC)

JJP

Ram Niwas

Nilokheri (SC)

Independent

Dharam Pal Gonder

Nuh

INC

Aftab Ahmed

Palwal

BJP

Deepak Mangla

Panchkula

BJP

Gian Chand Gupta

Panipat City

BJP

Parmod Kumar Vij

Panipat Rural

BJP

Mahipal Dhanda

Pataudi (SC)

BJP

Satya Prakash

Pehowa

BJP

Sandeep Singh

Prithla

Independent

Nayan Pal Rawat

Punahana

INC

Mohammad Ilyas 

Pundri

Independent

Randhir Singh Gollen

Radaur

INC

Bishan Lal

Rai

BJP

Mohan Lal Badoli

Rania

Independent

Ranjit Singh

Ratia (SC)

BJP

Lakshman Napa

Rewari

INC

Chiranjeev Rao

Rohtak

INC

Bharat Bhushan Batra

Sadhaura (SC)

INC

Renu Bala

Safidon

INC

Subhash Gangoli

Samalkha

Congress

Dharam Singh Chhoker

Shahbad (SC)

JJP

Ram Karan

Sirsa

Haryana Lokhit Party

Gopal Kanda

Sohna

BJP

Sanjay Singh

Sonipat

Congress

Surender Panwar

Thanesar

BJP

Subhash Sudha

Tigaon

BJP

Rajesh Nagar

Tohana

JJP

Devender Singh Babli

Tosham

INC

Kiran Choudhary

Uchana kalan

JJP

 Dushyant Chautala

Uklana (SC)

JJP

Anoop Dhanak

Yamunanagar

BJP

Ghanshyam Dass

Congress candidate and former BCCI chief Ranbir Singh Mahendra lost in Badhra constituency to JJP’s Naina Chautala.

Raj Kumar Saini, chief of Loktanter Suraksha Party and former BJP MP from Kurukshetra, was defeated by the Congress candidate in Gohana.

Most exit polls had predicted a comfortable victory for the BJP, which came to power for the first time on its own in Haryana in 2014. — PTI

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