A total of 1,168 candidates will fight on 90 seats in the upcoming Haryana Assembly elections, as per the Joint Chief Electoral Officer. This comes a day after the deadline for nomination withdrawal ended on Monday. The polls scheduled for October 21 and the counting of votes will take place on October 24.
Sharing more information, Dr Inder Jeet said Monday was the last day for the withdrawal of nomination. Election Commission also allotted election symbols to various political parties contesting the assembly polls in the State.
Buoyed by a clean sweep in the Lok Sabha elections this year, the BJP party is eyeing a win in the state assembly polls that will hold later this month. Haryana politics has undergone a radical transformation over the past decade. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been central to this.
From being a marginal player ten years ago, the BJP has become the dominant party in Haryana today. They are looking to continue the same form in the general polls too. The biggest change in state politics since 2014 has been the collapse of the INLD. In 2014, the INLD had stood second and received almost one-fourth of the votes.