Phogat had unsuccessfully contested on a BJP ticket from Adampur in the recent Haryana Assembly election.
The Dalit community went against the BJP as it feared the party would dilute the reservation for the Scheduled Castes by making a sub-quota for SC-A categories.
The BJP won 40 seats in the Haryana Assembly elections and tried to stitch up an alliance with Independents. However, it came under attack from the opposition over taking support from Kanda.
Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader Chautala also met the governor and gave his party's letter of support to him.
Kanda's rise is well known in his hometown Sirsa, where he began as a shoe shop owner. He later joined the realty business and then dabbled with the aviation sector.
Independent legislators Dharampal Gondan, Nayanpal Rawat, Sombir Sangwan, Rakesh Daulatabad and Randheer Golan -- met Nadda and extended their support to the saffron party.
Sources said that CM Manohar Lal Khattar met BJP executive president JP Nadda at his residence in New Delhi on Friday. Six Independent MLAs were also there.
The BJP was either winning or leading in 40 seats in the elections to the 90-member state assembly, according to the latest election commission figures, falling short of the majority mark of 46.
Haryana Assembly Speaker Kanwar Pal, a BJP legislator from Jagadhri, was also trailing in his constituency behind Congress' Akram Khan by a margin of 5,889 votes.
In the video, Bakshish Virk was heard saying he and his supporters had tampered EVMs in a way that every vote would go to the BJP, irrespective of the button the voters pressed.
Will stop water from flowing into Pakistan and bring it to your homes: PM Modi tells Haryana farmers
For 70 years, the water which belongs to India and the farmers of Haryana flowed to Pakistan, he said.
The Commonwealth Games medallist is pitted against seasoned politicians like Satpal Sangwan of the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) and Nirpender Singh Sangwan of the Congress.
The party also promised to provide skill training with an outlay of Rs 500 crore to 25 lakh youths.
In the state assembly polls, BJP is banking on the development plank and clean image of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.