Last updated: 13 October 2022 at 15:51 CET
The lineup for the farewell elections in Adampur in Haryana is ready, with the Indian national team proclaiming Lok Dal (INLD) Kurda Rambardar as his candidate minutes after he left Congress on Thursday. The constituency is now witnessing a contest between three former Congress leaders, including BJP’s Bhavya Bishnoi, who campaigned against Hisar’s Lok Sabha election in 2019, and Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Satinder Singh.
Congress on Wednesday named former Union Secretary Jai Prakash as its nominee for November’s by-election.
With three of its leaders ceasing to affiliate with other parties and get tickets, Congress’s factionalism in state unity could not have been much stronger.
Even to finalize the ticket for Jai Prakash, the congressional high command had to face much opposition within the party before all factions gave the green light to his name.
Jai Prakash, 67, hopped from one party to another before joining Congress and lost last time running from the seat.
Hailing from the village of Dubbal in Kaithal, Jai Prakash has represented the seat of Hisar Lok Sabha three times, each time for a different party. The seat of Adampur falls under Hisar.
The Adampur seat elections have become a prestigious battle after incumbent MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi left Congress and joined the BJP. While his son is set to run from the constituency, maintaining influence over his family bastion could cement his place in BJP state affairs.
Congress would have to do whatever it takes to win the election as the party seeks “revenge” for Kuldeep Bishnoi, who left the party.
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