Congress Rajya Sabha MP Deepender Singh Hooda on Thursday said the results of the Haryana Municipal Corporation elections announced on Wednesday will have no bearing on the upcoming assembly elections.
Assembly elections and Lok Sabha elections are to be held in Haryana in 2024.
Haryana’s decision Bharatiya Janata Party ,BJP) – Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) alliance has won 25 out of 46 civic bodies in the municipal elections. Aam Aadmi Party And the Indian National Lok Dal has got one seat each. With infighting between state veterans intensifying in recent months, the Congress did not contest the election on the party’s symbol, but claimed that
That 19 independents who won had its support.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Deepender Hooda said, “The Congress was ruling the municipal bodies at the time of the 2014 assembly elections. However, despite this, the Congress lost the assembly elections. On the other hand, BJP candidates got only 26 percent votes in the municipal elections. In such a situation, what will happen to them (BJP) can be easily understood.
Deepender Hooda further said that people have become disillusioned with the BJP-JJP coalition government in Haryana.
This is the reason that many ministers sitting in the government, including the Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, could not get the party’s candidates to victory despite putting all their might in their respective seats. In Karnal, the home district of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, the BJP lost three out of four municipalities, while the JJP candidate did not contest in the deputy chief minister’s constituency, Uchana. Some other ministers of the Haryana government also could not get the party candidates to victory in their respective constituencies,” said Deepender, who is the son of former chief minister and Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
He further claimed, “Out of the total 12.71 lakh votes in the Haryana civic polls, BJP got 3.33 lakh votes, even when the Congress was not in the fray. However, Congress had given full freedom to its workers to contest elections. Independent candidates, mostly Congress workers, got 6.63 lakhs
Votes got and BJP got only about half that is about 3.33 lakh votes.