Why Haryana unlikely to be cakewalk for mighty BJP
- During the last election the BJP had virtually no presence in Haryana. Now, led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, the party is aiming to re-write history by securing a successive win.
- Congress remained deeply divided for the past five years but put its act together at the eleventh hour to bounce back into the reckoning.
- Jannayak Janata Party, the breakaway faction of Om Prakash Chautala’s (INLD), is striving to reclaim its core vote bank — the Jats of Haryana.
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- Haryana has traditionally followed the pattern that the winner of the Lok Sabha elections also wins the assembly polls, which are usually held a few months after the former.
- More than 1.83 crore voters in Haryana are expected to cast their vote Monday. There are 1,169 candidates in the fray on 90 seats.