Haryana Assembly Elections 2014: 3 likely chief ministerial candidates of Haryana

The results of 2014 Haryana Legislative Assembly election held on in single phase, to select the 90 members of the Haryana Legislative Assembly will soon be declared. In Haryana the politics is extremely competitive, although they have a set of regional parties; they have immense power to turn the tables.

Chanakya exit polls for the Haryana Assembly Elections 2014 have predicted a BJP win after predicting a win in the Maharshtra Assembly Elections. The survey forecasted that BJP would bag 52 ± seats; INLD 23 ± seats; Congress would manage to bag 10 ± seats; whereas other parties would not be able to win more than 5 seats. Read-Haryana Assembly Election 2014: Will the castes be a deciding factor this time too?

Although, all  political parties and candidates have left no stone unturned to garner more votes in their favour, only the results declared by the Election commission of India will declare on Sunday, can differentiate as to which party will sway away from the rest, and emerge as a winner. We look at the probable candidates for the chief ministerial post.

Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Haryana Assembly Elections 2014: 3 likely chief ministerial candidates of Haryana

Leader of Indian National Congress, Bhupinder Singh Hooda has been the Chief Minister of Haryana since March 2005. He has been consecutively holding the power in Haryana. This Assembly Election decides if this could turn out to be a hat-trick for Bhupinder Singh Hooda or will the Modi wave prevail over Haryana.

He is known for his contribution to many associations and committees such as All India Young Farmers’ Association, Rohtak Director, Farmers’ Parliamentary Forum, Founder-Member and Working President of All India Freedom Fighters’ Successors’ Organisation Working President, National Federation Railway Porters, Vendors and Bearers, Khadi & Village Industries Commission Employees Union & Patron for the National Khadi & Village Industries Board’s Employees Federation.

Although Hooda was adamant and took back at Modi government during the campaigning, he dismissed the presence of so called Modi wave, rather Congress wave is evident. But both Hooda and the Congress are at the risk of facing a hard challenge this assembly election with the BJP and INLD clearly in the lead over the Congress.

Captain Abhimanyu Singh

Haryana Assembly Elections 2014: 3 likely chief ministerial candidates of Haryana

Captain Abhimanyu Singh is a former army officer who is now contesting Haryana assembly polls from the Narnaund seat of the Hisar district. He could be the front runner for the chief ministerial post in Haryana. He belongs to Jat community which plays a major role in governing the state’s politics. BJP President Amit Shah was seen several times heaping praises on him and hinted at Captain Abhimanyu as his the next choice for the post of Haryana Chief Minister. He was also appointed as General Secretary of Haryana BJP in 2005, and in 2010.

Abhimanyu Singh seems very confident about his upcoming bout of winning streak as he said, “You can see the number of people that have come for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally. This shows the support that the people are giving to the BJP. There is no way that we are not winning the elections.”

He also mocked the INLD Om Prakash Chautala who is behind the bars for large-scale irregularities and corruption in recruitment of teachers saying that people won’t be voting for criminals.

Om Prakash Chautala

Haryana Assembly Elections 2014: 3 likely chief ministerial candidates of Haryana

Om Prakash Chautala is the former Chief Minister of Haryana, he is the leader of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) political party.  He is known for his pro developmental ideas in Haryana, he organized Haryana Bachao, Samast Haryana and Kisan Rally to protest against lawlessness and corruption in the state.

Time and again he has focused on transforming the economy of Haryana and also making Haryana free from floods. In 1995 he protested against the Government’s failure to safeguard the interest of people of Haryana on the issues of Yamuna.  His party has also taken initiative in evolving progressive policies the field of Information Technology.

Chautala was convicted by a Central Bureau of Investigation court in Delhi January last year along with 54 others, for large-scale irregularities and corruption in recruitment of teachers. Although he is in Tihar jail, he projects a very adamant strategy about being the next CM. He also received an interim bail for health reasons but instead misused it for addressing rallies in Haryana to seek votes for INLD.  He said,  “Whether I contest elections or not, I wish to make it clear that I will be the chief minister of Haryana and will take oath from Tihar Jail if needed.”

The Chanakya poll survey forecast hints at the winning streak for BJP. But nonetheless only time will tell if Haryana will give the BJP a clear edge over other parties. With the fate of 1,351 candidates waiting to be sealed by 1.63 crore electorates in multi-cornered Assembly elections in Haryana the awaiting results tomorrow will decide winner of the extremely competitive political race. Read- Haryana Assembly Elections 2014: Is high voter turnout a sign of BJP’s sweeping victory over Congress again?