BJP-JJP Combine Suffer Blow In Haryana Local Polls Amid Farm Law Protests

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BJP, Ally Suffer Blow In Haryana Local Polls Amid Farm Law Protest

The civic physique elections come a yr after Manohar Lal Khattar was re-elected. (File)

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A month after hundreds of farmers started protesting the brand new agricultural legal guidelines close to Delhi’s borders, the ruling BJP-JJP mix in neighbouring Haryana has suffered a blow within the municipal company elections. The ruling coalition has misplaced mayoral polls in Sonipat and Ambala, touted as a status battle a yr after the state elections. Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala’s Jannayak Janata Get together misplaced the native polls in its dwelling turf – Hisar’s Ukalana – and Rewari’s Dharuhera. 

The civic physique elections in Ambala, Panchkula, Sonipat, Rewari’s Dharuhera, Rohtak’s Sampla, and Hisar’s Uklana had been held on Sunday. The counting of votes started this morning at 8 AM.

The Congress gained Sonipat by a margin of practically 14,000 votes. Nikhil Madaan wil be Sonipat’s first mayor. Resentment in opposition to the brand new agricultural legal guidelines was the explanation of the BJP’s loss, the rival Congress claimed. “Congress has gained the Sonipat Mayor Elections by an enormous margin. Congress: 72,111. BJP: 58,300. Bear in mind, Sonipat is correct subsequent to Singhu Border & is the Epicenter of Farmer Agitation in Haryana & UP. Practically a yr after the BJP-JJP alliance shaped a authorities in Haryana, (sic),” Congress chief Srivatsa tweeted this afternoon.

In Ambala, Haryana Janachetana Get together’s Shakti Rani Sharma is ready to be the mayor after she gained by over 8,000 votes. She is the spouse of HJP chief Venod Sharma, an ex-Congress chief and former union minister. Their son Manu Sharma was convicted in Jessica Lal Homicide case.

The BJP is forward in Panchkula the place votes are being counted.  Its coalition companion JJP, which has a robust rural base, has misplaced the polls in Dharuhera in Rewari and Hisar’s Uklana, its dwelling turf. 

The farmers’ agitation had put Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala’s JJP in a bind after the Akali Dal in September give up the BJP-led Nationwide Democratic Alliance to protest the legislations, which the federal government says purpose to deliver long-pending reforms within the sector. Farmers say the legal guidelines will depart them on the mercy of personal gamers.

Dushyant Chautala is the grandson of farmers’ chief and INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala, who’s in jail for corruption. He had earlier mentioned he would give up if he is not ready to make sure minimal assist worth for farmers’ produce – a key demand of protesters. 

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Final week, he confronted boycott in his dwelling constituency – Uchana Kalan in Jind – when villagers dug up a helipad forward of his go to. 

A number of different villages in Haryana referred to as for full boycott of all leaders from state’s ruling coalition events amid protests. Most farmers protesting on the outskirts of Delhi are from Haryana and Punjab. 

Final month, the Manohar Lal Khattar authorities was severely criticised for its dealing with of protesters, who confronted water cannons and batons, after they had been marching to the nationwide capital. 

1000’s tenting on the outskirts of Delhi are demanding repeal of the brand new legal guidelines that had been cleared by parliament with out a lot debate. 
 

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