Kuldeep Bishnoi triumphs in Hisar

Kuldeep Bishnoi of the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) was Monday elected to the Lok Sabha, winning the Hisar by-election in Haryana, officials said.

Ajay Chautala of the Indian National Lok Dal finished second while Jai Parkash of the Congress came third in what was mainly a three-cornered contest.

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As speculation mounted over the role played by Anna Hazare and team, which stepped into the political fray to campaign against the Congress, Bishnoi said he owed nothing to the anti-corruption crusader.

"I attribute it only to my father and the (alliance with) BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party)," Bishnoi told the media

Bishnoi, son of former Haryana chief minister Bhajan Lal, however, added that he respected anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare and would vote for the Jan Lokpal Bill in parliament.

The Hisar seat had fallen vacant in June following the death of Bhajan Lal, a three-time chief minister.

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