Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar to contest from Karnal seat in Assembly polls
New Delhi: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar will contest the upcoming state Assembly polls from Karnal seat, confirmed the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday.
Apart from the CM, the ruling party also named sports icons Babita Phogat and Yogeshwar Dutt in their first list.
The first list is comprised of 78 names.
For the contest to capture the 90-seat Assembly, BJP has named Babita Phogat from Dari.
Thank you for your kind words! https://t.co/XYf37ooFvj— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) September 30, 2019
Dutt will contest from Baroda seat.
The BJP had won 47 seats in the 2014 polls.
Congress grabbed 15.
The Election Commission recently announced the state polls in Maharashtra and Haryana will be held on Oct 21.
The counting of votes in both states will take place on Oct 24.
The notification will be issued on Sept 27.
Both Maharashtra and Haryana are the BJP-ruled states.