New Delhi: Riding the Modi wave, BJP is emerging as a major gainer in Haryana where it was leading in as many as seven seats, with the ruling Congress was leading only on two and INLD on one.
As per initial trends available, the Congress was leading in only two seats - Deepender Singh Hooda in Rohtak by 27,765 votes over his nearest BJP rival Om Parkash Dhankar, while state PCC president Ashok Tanwar was leading in Sirsa by 3,025 votes from his nearest INLD rival Charanjit Singh Rori. BJP's nominee Rattan Lal Kataria was leading from Ambala by 33,563 votes over his nearest rival Raj Kumar Balmiki of the Congress, an Election Commission spokesman said.
In Bhiwani-Mahendragarh, BJP's Dharambir was leading from his nearest INLD rival Bahadur Singh by 3,967, while sitting MP Shruti Chaudhary was in third place.
In Faridabad, Krishan Pal of BJP was leading by 11,898 votes from his nearest AAP rival Purshotam Dagar. In Gurgaon, BJP's Rao Inderjit Singh was leading by 5,451 votes against his nearest INLD rival Zakir Hussain.
Rao Inderjit had quit the Congress ahead of elections and joined the BJP. In Hisar, INLD's Dushyant Chautala, grandson of former Chief Minister Om Parkash Chautala was leading by 5,105 votes from his nearest Haryana Janhit Congress (BL) Kuldeep Bishnoi. Bishnoi is the son of former state Chief Minister Bhajan Lal, who had floated his own party and has a tie-up with BJP.
In Karnal, BJP's Ashwani Kumar was leading by 9,791 votes from his nearest Congress rival Arvind Sharma, who is the sitting MP.
In Kurukshetra, BJP's Raj Kumar Saini was leading by 5,491 seats from his nearest Congress rival Naveen Jindal, who is the sitting MP from the seat. For the Sonipat Lok Sabha seat, BJP's Ramesh Chander was leading by 2,908 votes from his nearest Congress rival Jagbir Malik.
Votes are being counted at 90 centres set up across 32 locations in the State. Elections to the 10 parliamentary seats in Haryana were held on April 10. In 2009, Congress had won nine seats and Haryana Janhit Congress (BL) one.
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