Chandigarh: Outgoing Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Sunday accepted defeat in the Haryana assembly polls.
"This is the Janadesh (public mandate). I accept this and wish well for the incoming government," Hooda said.
Bhupinder Singh Hooda. File Pic
"I hope that the new government will not let the pace of development in Haryana to slow down," said Hooda, who has been chief minister from March 2005.