Congress Parivartan Yatra in Haryana to begin from today
Gururgam: The Indian National Congress will begin their Parivartan Yatra from Gurugram on Tuesday. Having lost the seat only twice Congress wants to wrest heir strongest bastion of Gururgam Haryana. The State Congress President Ashok Tanwar on Monday met the party workers and took the responses of what issues they need to take forward to the voters who will be casting their votes on May 12.
For long Congress has the strength of having tall leaders in its fold. Though that strength has weakened a bit with Rao Inderjit Singh shifting to BJP, it still has other significant leaders like Captain Ajay Yadav who has won several elections from the Ahirwal belt. The significance of the Gurugram for the grand old party of India can be gauged from the fact that in the past Maulana Abul Kalam Azad has contested from the South Haryana region. "The people of Gurugram have always supported the Congress and it will continue to do so in the coming elections. He people have seen how the BJP in the centre and the state has functioned in these years they have been in power," said Ashok Tanwar, the state Congress President.
Despite Congress winning the seat maximum number of times, Gurugram voters have always sprung a surprise and have ensured that the grand old party of India never have it easy. Interestingly, the region has never ensured that the candidate from local parties wins from the region. Interestingly more than the candidates from the local parties, it is the independents that have gained more traction among the voters. In the closest contest till date, Abdul Ghani who was an independent then defeated Gajraj Singh from the Congress by just 1308 votes in 1967. Congress was, however, able to wrest the seat again in 1971 elections.
The voters from Gurugram resulted in the win of the BJP candidate even at a time when the saffron party barely had a presence in Haryana.