CHANDIGARH: Famous political clans of Haryana will be crossing swords in polls in many Haryana constituencies this time. The third and fourth generation members of three political families of former biggies —Bhajan Lal, Devi Lal and Bansi Lal— besides the Hoodas have been fielded from various constituencies with the most direct contest between them in Hisar and Sonipat.
Hisar constituency will see a clash of political heirs. In 2014, Dushyant Chautala —the great-grandson of late former deputy PM Chaudhary Devi Lal —grandson of former chief minister Om Prakash Chautala had won Hisar seat defeating Kuldeep Bishnoi of the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC). Kuldeep is the son of former CM Bhajan Lal. Dushyant thus became the youngest MP in the Lok SaDushyant, a sitting MP now contesting for newly-formed Jannayak Janta Party (JJP), is pitched against 26-year-old Congress candidate Bhavya Bishnoi.bha.
Dushyant, a sitting MP now contesting for newly-formed Jannayak Janta Party (JJP), is pitched against 26-year-old Congress candidate Bhavya Bishnoi, son of Kuldeep Bishnoi and grandson of former CM Bhajan Lal. The other political heavyweight is BJP’s 46-year old Brijendra Singh —a former IAS officer– and son of former Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh. Bhavya’s parents are both legislators. Kuldeep wanted a ticket for his son and he got it in return for merging his party HJC with the Congress.
Bhavya an alumnus of the London School of Economics said, “I will live up to the expectation of the people and my party.’’ In Sonipat, former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda is in the ring for the Congress, which won the seat last in 2009 but lost the last polls to Ramesh Chander Kaushik of BJP who is the sitting MP.