Congress heading for near clean sweep in Haryana (Lead)

May 16th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) The ruling Congress in Haryana had established convincing leads in nine of the state’s 10 Lok Sabha seats at midday Saturday as counting trends continued to pour in.
The Congress was leading in Gurgaon, Rohtak, Kurukshetra, Sirsa, Bhiwani-Mahendragarh, Ambala, Karnal, Sonipat and Faridabad.

Former chief minister Bhajan Lal of the newly floated Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) was leading in Hisar seat over his rivals from the Congress and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD).

Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s son, Deepinder Singh Hooda, who is seeking re-election from Rohtak, was leading over his nearest rival of the INLD by over 370,000 votes.

The INLD-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance seemed to be headed for a complete rout in the state.

The Congress had won nine of the 10 seats in the 2004 general elections.

In the union territory of Chandigarh, Congress candidate Pawan Kumar Bansal was leading over his BJP rival by over 50,000 votes.

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