The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its second list of candidates for the upcoming Haryana Assembly elections late on Wednesday night. The party has fielded Sudhir Singla from the Gurugram constituency, replacing its sitting MLA Umesh Aggarwal.
On Monday, the BJP declared tickets for 78 of the 90 seats, including 3 constituencies in the Gurugram district, denying nominations to three sitting MLAs — Bimla Chaudhary from Pataudi, Tej Pal Tanwar from Sohna and PWD Minister Rao Narbir Singh from Badshahpur.
The BJP has nominated Manish Yadav, State President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), from Badshahpur, Satya Prakash Jarawta for Pataudi (SC reserve) and Sanjay Singh from Sohna.
The Congress also released its list for the upcoming Haryana Assembly election late on Wednesday night. According to the list, former Minister Sukhbir Kataria will be contesting from the Gurugram constituency, while Sudhir Chaudhary will contest from Pataudi, Kamal Bir Yadav will contest from Badshahpur and Dr Shamsuddin will contest from Sohna.
The BJP candidate from Gurugram constituency Sudhir Singla is a son of former minister late Sita Ram Singla.
Singla is also a practising advocate and he joined the saffron party in 1982. His father Sita Ram Singla had fought four-time assembly election in 1982, 1987, 1991 and 1996 and won 1987 the election and serve as a minister under Chaudhary Devi Lal government.
"I am very thankful to chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and senior party leader who shown faith in me and I was very hopeful that the party will nominate me from Gurugram constituency. As the morale of the party works his high and will put all our efforts to win the upcoming elections," Singla said.
He further said that "The Gurugram constituency is an urban seat and to avail better facilities like Water, Electricity, Transportation and others will be his top priorities," Singla added.
Interestingly the BJP has nominated Manish Yadav who is fighting his maiden Assembly election from Badshahpur constituency. On the other hand, the Congress has fielded Rao Kamal Bir Singh who is much experienced than Yadav.
Singh's family had entered into the politics in a British era. His great grandfather Rao Ramji Lal was the Prime Minister of Nalagarh Estate in British Government. Singh's father Rao Mahabir Singh had won assembly elections in 1966 from Sohna, 1968 from Gurugram and 1972 from Gurugram.
Rao Kamal Bir Singh (53) a postgraduate is presently a member in Congress party, Haryana and was the president of Janata Dal (United) Haryana from 2012 to February 2019.
Singh had also in 2005 contested assembly election as an independent candidate from Sohna constituency and in 2009 contested assembly election on BSP ticket from Kosli constituency in Haryana.
"Badshahpur constituency is a mixture of the urban
and rural seat and I along with my party workers had visited several villages of the Badshahpur seat. I feel that the youth of the constituency needs jobs, maker over of Aravali range, and better infrastructure for villagers and developing sectors, education and public health needs to be improved," Singh said.