October 17th, 2011
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Hisar poll result: Kuldeep emerges victorious

kuldeep bishnoiHisar: Kuldeep Bishnoi of the Haryana Janhit Congress, supported by the BJP, emerged victorious in the Hisar bypoll elections by defeating his nearest rival Ajay Singh Chautala of the Indian National Lok Dal by 6323 votes. Mr Bishnoi is the son of Bhajan Lal, who was the Hisar MP and who died in June this year.

The Congress, candidate Jai Prakash who faced the wrath of Team Anna which was campaigning vigorously against him, came only third.  The Congress was third in 2009 too. Senior Congress leaders have this and other losses to chew on. Of four assembly and Lok Sabha by-elections held in different states, the Congress has won none.

“Unlike other seats in Haryana, Hisar was not a strong seat for us. Not much should be read into it. You win some and you lose some,” senior Congressman Salman Khurshid said.


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