(Jag Mohan Thaken ), May 12 : With a
turnout of more than 62.91% of voters exercising their franchise today in
Haryana , the fate of 223 candidates , including two union state ministers and
one minister in Haryana government along with one former chief minister of the
state , has been sealed in the EVMs for 10 Lok Sabha seats till the dawn of May
23 , the counting day.
In this election of 2019, a total of 1.80 crore voters across these 10 Lok Sabha constituencies were eligible to decide the fate of the 223 candidates, among whom 11 are women. In 2014 elections, there were 230 candidates in the fray including 11 women and a turnout of 71.86 % was recorded. In 2014 the highest number of candidates in fray was 41 from Hisar and minimum was 14 from Ambala and Rohtak. This time the minimum number is 16 from Karnal, the city of present Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and the maximum is from Sonipat, where the former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda is in the battle field.
As per the
latest figures available from the
election commission’s voter turnout App
till 7 PM , the constituency wise
turnout is Ambala( 62.63%) , Bhiwani-Mahendergarh (
64.37% ) , Hisar ( 67.07% ) , Rohtak ( 64.73% ) , Kurukshetra ( 67.51 % ) ,
Faridabad (58.68 % ) , Sirsa (67.24 % ) , Sonipat (65.03 % ) , Karnal (56.27 %
) and Gurgaon ( 58.63% ) . The highest
percentage turnout is from Kurukshetra (67.51 %) and the lowest one from Karnal
(56.27 %) constituency.
interesting match is in Hisar constituency, where the three candidates from the
major political dynasties are in fray. Dushyant Chautala (JJP ) is the great
grandson of late Chaudhary Devi Lal , Bhavya Bishnoi ( Congress ) the grandson
of late Chaudhary Bhajan Lal and Brijender Singh son of present union minister
Birender Singh(BJP ) , a descendent
of farmer leader of undivided
Punjab late Chaudhary Chhotu Ram .
Former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and his son, a three-time MP, Deepender Singh are fighting for their political existence and supremacy in congress party from Sonipat and Rohtak constituencies. Union ministers of state Krishan Pal Gujjar BJP (Faridabad) and Rao Inderjet Singh BJP (Gurgaon) are also trying their political fate. Other notable candidates are – Dharam Bir Singh sitting MP and Shruti Chaudhary , granddaughter of former CM of Haryana late Chaudhary Banshi Lal in neck to neck fight with JJP candidate Swati Yadav from Bhiwani –Mahendergarh constituency ; Nayab Singh Saini BJP , a minister in Haryana government, Nirmal Singh congress and Arjun Chautala (INLD), a great grandson of Chaudhary Devi Lal from Kurukshetra ; Kumari Sailja (CONGRESS), a four time Lok Sabha member and daughter of former union minister late Dalbir Singh, and sitting MP Rattan Lal Kataria(BJP) from Ambala .
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Most of the BJP candidates are sailing in the name of Modi wave, whereas the congress candidates are using their personal background in addition to the party base. The strong hold for BJP seems on Kurukshetra, Faridabad, Gurgaon and Karnal seats, for congress on Sonipat, Rohtak and Ambala. On other three seats – Hisar, Bhiwani –Mahendergarh and Sirsa there is the tough fight and will decide the mood of Haryana for coming assembly elections going to be held in the end of 2019.