CHANDIGARH: The Congress was disseminated in Khapland, as the BJP won seven out of total 10 seats in Haryana. The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) won two seats, while the Congress had to contend with just one.
Raj Kumar Saini of the BJP, who got 4,18,112 votes, was declared winner from Kurukshetra Lok Sabha seat. Meanwhile, Balbir Singh Saini of the INLD got 2,88,376 votes and two-time Congress MP Naveen Jindal finished third with 2,87,722 votes.
Rao Inderjit Singh, who resigned from the Congress and joined the BJP, won from Gurgaon Lok Sabha seat by over 2.97 lakh votes, followed by INLD’s Zakir Hussain. Jailed former Haryana Chief Minister and INLD supremo O P Chautala’s grandson Dushyant Chautala won from Hisar, defeating Huldeep Bishnoi by 31,847 votes. In Sirsa, INLD’s Charanjeet Singh Rohri defeated Haryana Congress president and sitting MP by 1.15 lakh votes. Sushil Indora of the HJC came third.
BJP candidate from Bhiwani - Mahendegarh Dharmbir Singh, won by 1.29 lakh votes, defeating Bahadur Singh of the INLD. Sitting MP Shruti Chaudhary came third. While Ashwani Kumar of the BJP won from Karnal by 3.6 lakh votes, Rattan Lal Kataria of the BJP won by 3.4 lakh votes from Ambala (Reserved) seat. Ramesh Chander, who left the Congress and joined the BJP, won from Sonipat by 77,360 votes.
In Rohtak, Chief Minister’s son Deepender Hooda won by 1.7 lakh votes, marking his third consecutive victory from this seat. The BJP has 34.7 per cent vote share, followed by the INLD with 24.4 per cent, and the Congress with 22.9 per cent.
In Himachal Pradesh, the BJP created history, winning all the four Lok Sabha seats in Hamirpur, Mandi, Kangra, and Shimla. The biggest surprise was in Mandi, where the BJP’s Ram Swaroop Shara defeated Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s wife and sitting MP Pratibha Singh by 39,796 votes.In the 2013 by-election, Pratibha had won from Mandi by a margin of over 1.36 lakh votes.