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Haryana Political Background

Post-independence, in 1966, first assembly elections were held in Haryana.  The Legislative Assembly comprises of 90 members. The most number of elections have been won by Indian National Congress in the state of Haryana and other dominant parties are the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and the BJP. Then in the Assembly elections of 2009, 69 women had contested out of which only 9 could get through. In recent years parties like the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Haryana Janhit Congress have tried to make their presence stronger in the state. The current ruling party in the state is BJP.

Main Political Parties in Haryana

BJP, Congress, Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC), Haryana Lokhit Party (HLP), Indian National Lok Dal (INLD)

The Legislature

The state of Haryana has a unicameral legislature and represents in Rajya Sabha with 5 members and Lok Sabha with 10 members.

State Legislative Assembly

The Legislation of the state of Haryana has one legislative body, comprising of 90 members. The state has been divided into four main divisions in order to facilitate smooth functioning of the administration. The Assembly represents in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha with total 15 seats.

Haryana Vidhan Sabha Election 2014- An Overview

Held on 15 October 2014, Haryana Legislative Assembly Elections were held in one phase for all 90 constituencies. A historic voter turnout was registered and BJP had a sweeping victory and formed a government with a required majority. Obviously, the Modi Wave made a demarcated impact on the results and other parties could hardly grab some or no seats at all. Only Congress got 15 seats, while INLD grabbed 19 seats. Mr. Manohar Lal Khattar from the victorious party was appointed as the Chief Minister of the state.

Upcoming Elections

The upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019 would be full of surprises; all major parties would put forth their best efforts to make a comeback. There is no surprise if Congress would get more votes, following the sequence of events happened in last few years. Ongoing Modi Wave is the BJP’s trump card to victory, while INLD is also eyeing for the chair this time. Some speculations are also in the favor of AAP and are expected to put up a good show this time. The state of Haryana, being in the vicinity of National Capital Region, holds a prime place in the making of Central Government.

Quick facts for Haryana Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies10
Assembly Constituencies 90
Chief MinisterManohar Lal Khattar
GovernorKaptan Singh Solanki
Ruling PartyBharatiya Janta Party
Leader of the OppositionAbhay Singh Chautala
High Court of JudicatureChandigarh
Chief Electoral OfficerShri Shrikant Walgad
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