Modi wave routs Cong in Haryana, BJP wins 7 seats
All the voters of Haryana who participated in the festival of democracy on 10 April had a sigh of relief after the results of all ten seats were declared on Friday.
After a 15-year gap, BJP riding on ‘Modi wave’ made an impressive comeback in Haryana winning seven of the eight seats it contested as ruling Congress faced a rout with five of its sitting MPs tasting defeat.
However, BJP’s ally the Haryana Janhit Congress-BL (HJC) lost both the seats – Hisar and Sirsa – it contested, with HJC chief and sitting MP Kuldeep Bishnoi suffering a humiliating defeat in Hisar at the hands of Dushyant Chautala of INLD.
BJP won the seven seats of Ambala (SC), Kurukshetra, Karnal, Sonipat, Faridabad, Gurgaon and Bhiwani Mahendargarh.
INLD won the two seats of Sirsa (SC) and Hisar while Congress had to contend itself with retention of Rohtak seat.
The only saving grace for Congress for Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was winning the stronghold Rohtak, from where his son and sitting MP Deepender Singh Hooda (35) scored a hat-trick defeating his nearest BJP rival O P Dhankar by a margin of 1,70,627 votes, which, however, was down from his 2009’s margin of nearly 4.45 lakh votes.
What hurt Congress further was its candidates finishing at number three spot in four seats that included two sitting MPs.
New entrant AAP, which had fielded its candidates in all the 10 seats, failed to open account and among the prominent losers was Yogendra Yadav from Gurgaon.