CHANDIGARH: With the Assembly elections in Haryana just five months away, the BJP performed its best ever in the State, bagging seven out of 10 parliamentary seats and leading in 53 assembly segments out of the total 90 member assembly. The Congress and INLD led in 15 assembly seats each. However, the AAP was no where in the picture.
The ruling Congress, which had nine MPs in 2009, was reduced to just one this time, as Deepender Hooda, son of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, won from Rohtak. All others lost.
The party led only in 15 assembly segments in the State as opposed to last time, when it led in 59 segments. Of these 15 segments, seven segments were from Rohtak.
It also led in three assembly segments in Sonipat seat,two in Bhiwani-Mahendergarh parliamentary constituency, and one in Tohana in Sirsa, from where Haryana Congress president Ashok Tanwar was defeated. In nine assembly constituencies in the State, which were represented by Cabinet Ministers, the Congress candidates trailed.
Also, the main Opposition party - Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), which had 30 MLAs in the State, could lead in only 15 assembly segments. Of these, seven assembly segments came from Sirsa, where party candidate Charanjit Singh Rohri won.
Party also led in three assembly segments each in Gurgaon and Hisar. The party also won one assembly segment each in Kurukshetra and Bhiwani-Mahendergarh Lok Sabha seats.
None of the AAP candidates could lead even from a single seat, and the party’s heavyweight Yogendra Yadav was shattered.