Haryana Latest News And Updates
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said that Khap Panchayats have been part of old traditions and playing a crucial role in 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao' government programme for the girl child. "The Khap Panchayats (caste councils) are part of our old traditions and they have always been a significant contributor in resolving social issues," he said. Addressing a felicitation function organised by the Sarvjatiya Kandela Khap at Kandela village in Jind district, Khattar said that even today the 'khaps' are playing an important role in redressing public grievances as well as strengthening the feeling of brotherhood. Source: IANS
The Haryana government on Thursday announced retired Delhi High Court judge, Justice S.N. Dhingra, would head a one-man commission to probe the grant of licences to Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's company and other firms for developing commercial properties in Gurgaon's Sector 83. An official spokesman said in Chandigarh that the commission would also probe their subsequent transfer or disposal, allegations of private enrichment, ineligibility of beneficiaries under the rules, and other connected matters. Source: IANS
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha, saying that he should visit farmers in Punjab. "I was in Punjab yesterday (on Tuesday) and met farmers at the mandis (markets)... Farmers are crying and Haryana agriculture minister says those who commit suicide are cowards," Rahul Gandhi said, raising the issue in the Lok sabha during zero hour. "Government says there should be 'Make in India'... It is our government, your government but not farmers' government," he wondered. Source: IANS
Terming expulsion of the AAP's four dissident leaders, including founding members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, as biased and against the principles of Swaraj, the party's Haryana unit on Wednesday condemned the step. The other two Aam Aadmi Party leaders, expelled for gross indiscipline and anti-party activities late Monday, were Ajit Jha and Anand Kumar. Haryana AAP's secretary Paramjeet Singh and chief spokesperson Rajiv Godara in a statement asked the party to show evidence in support of the charges levelled agvainst the expelled leaders. Source: IANS
Haryana Chief Minsiter Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday said that government employees and officers have six months to end corruption, failing which they will invite action. "Government employees and officers have six months to eschew corruption, otherwise the state government would move fast to fix those who indulge in corrupt practices," he said while addressing a public meeting in Chhachrauli assembly constituency near Yamunanagar. Source: IANS
About Haryana ElectionsHaryana is situated in the northern part of our country. It was established in the year 1966 on 1st of November. The capital city of this state is Chandigarh and the largest city is Faridabad. It has an area of 17070 square miles. The population of this state is more than 25,000,000. The population of rural area is more than 16,000,000 and of urban area is more than 8,000,000. The official languages of this state are Hindi and Haryanvi.
Quick facts for Haryana Elections
|Parliamentary Constituencies|| |
|Ruling Party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Opposition Party||Indian National Lok Dal|
|Chief Minister||Manohar Lal Khattar|
|Governor||Kaptan Singh Solanki|
|Chief Electoral Officer||Shri Shrikant Walgad|
|Address||30- Bays Building (Top Floor), Sector 17, Chandigarh - 1600017|
The main political parties of influence in the state include the Congress, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and the BJP. Nonetheless, parties like the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Haryana Janhit Congress have also been trying to make inroads in the state. INC won the Assembly elections in the state seven times. Before the latest elections and Manohar Lal Khattar's appointment as the new chief miniser, Bhupinder Singh Hooda of INC had served the post of Chief Minister for two consecutive terms.
The Haryana Janhit Congress (BL) had discontinued its alliance with the BJP-led NDA even before the elections took place. In January 2014, three-time INC MP Inderjit Singh joined the BJP. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) did not take part in the Assembly elections. It was believed that the state might witness an INLD resurgence, But that could not restrict BJP from achieving the majority mark to form the government on its own.
Haryana Vidhan Sabha Election Summary 2014The 2014 elections for the legislative assembly of Haryana were held on 15 October. The polling took place in a single phase simultaneously in all the 90 assembly constituencies. The elections witnessed a record electorate turnout of 76.54 %. The fate of a total of 1,351 candidates was decided by the state's electorate, for which purpose 16,244 polling booths were set up. The verdict of the people was announced on 19 October by the Election Commission of India.
The Indian National Congress (INC) could win only 15 seats, whereas it had won 40 seats five years ago and had formed a coalition government. While Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), another major party contesting the elections, captured 19 seats; 12 less than what it had got in 2009.
The rest of parties and independent candidates could not account for much as the three major parties had grabbed the bulk of the seats.
Although, the incumbent Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda won the Garhi Sampla-Kiloli assembly seat with 80,693 votes but had to give up the post of CM as the Congress could no longer hold on to the government.
BJP's big victory in the state resulted in appointing of Haryana's first Chief Minister from BJP- Manohar Lal Khattar. Khattar won in his contested constituency of Karnal winning 82,485 votes, recording a gigantic margin of 63,773 over the runner up Jai Prakash Gupta of INLD who could manage only 18,712 votes.
Though some of the other contenders for the CM's chair were BJP's Haryana state president Ram Bilas Sharma, BJP Kisan Cell leader O.P. Dhankar, BJP spokesperson Bhimanyu and MLA Anil Vij. But Manohar Lal Khattar led the race to the post of the head of the government. The swearing-in ceremony of Khattar as the next Chief Minister was initially scheduled to take place before 23 October viz Diwali. Manohar Lal Khattar was eventually sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Hrayana on 26 October 2014.
State Legislative Assembly
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The current Governor of Haryana is Kaptan Singh Solanki and the Chief Minister is Manhohar Lal Khattar, a candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party. The legislature of this state is unicameral - there is only one house which is Haryana State Legislative Assembly comprising 90 members. There are 10 Lok Sabha constituencies and 5 Rajya Sabha constituencies. To facilitate and ensure the smooth functioning of the administration, this state is divided into 4 categories. They are the Ambala division, Rohtak division, Gurgaon division and Hisar division. In all these divisions there are 21 districts, 47 sub-divisions, 67 tehsils, 45 sub-tehsils and 116 blocks. It has a total of 6759 villages and 81 cities and towns.
Election Issues of the state
Corruption has been prevalent everywhere in the state. Right from the land allocation to a mere government job, corruption flourishes. The biggest issue still is the nexus of corrupt bureaucrats and politicians. The declining standards of education, problems of farmers, land acquisition and women empowerment are some of the main issues that became the focus of all the parties during the campaign. Now the BJP is in power for the first time in the state and that too with clear majority in the house, it is going to be interesting to see as to how the ruling party deals with these problems and adversities that have marred the grass-root development of the state.
Like all the other states, the Chief Minister is the head of the state who has all the executive and legislative powers. The state has a unicameral legislature and the Legislative Assembly comprises of 90 members. The state sends five members to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the parliament and ten to the Lok Sabha, the lower house.
Main political parties in Haryana
The political players of this state are :
|BJP||Congress||Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC)|
|Haryana Lokhit Party (HLP)||Indian National Lok Dal (INLD)|
After the announcement of the Lok Sabha results, BJP won seven seats out of 10 total seats, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) party won two seats while Indian National Congress (INC) party managed to get only one seat. The state of Haryana has a political ground which involves political parties like Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian National Congress (INC), CPI and CPI(M). Haryana is headed by Manohar Lal Khattar who became the chief minister after BJP swept the 2014 assembly polls. Haryana has 10 Lok Sabha seats which participated in the 2014 general elections. The voter turnout in Haryana was reported as much as 73% in the elections held in April-May 2014. The exit polls which assumed BJP's victory in India, had also predicted the party's majority victory in the state.
Haryana Assembly Election Results:
List of Chief Ministers of Haryana
|S. no.||Name||From||To||Political Party|
|1||Manhohar Lal Khattar||Oct 26, 2014||Incumbent||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|2||Bhupinder Singh Hooda||Oct 25, 2009||Oct 26, 2014||Indian National Congress|
|3||Bhupinder Singh Hooda||Mar 5, 2005||Oct 24, 2009||Indian National Congress|
|4||Om Prakash Chautala||Jul 24, 1999||Mar 4, 2005||Indian National Lok Dal|
|5||Bansi Lal||May 11, 1996||Jul 23, 1999||Haryana Vikas Party|
|6||Bhajan Lal||Jul 23, 1991||May 9, 1996||Indian National Congress|
|7||Om Prakash Chautala||Mar 22, 1991||Apr 6, 1991||Samajvadi Janata Party|
|8||Hukam Singh||Jul 17, 1990||Mar 21, 1991||Janata Dal|
|9||Om Prakash Chautala||Jul 12, 1990||Jul 17, 1990||Janata Dal|
|10||Banarsi Das Gupta||May 22, 1990||Jul 12, 1990||Janata Dal|
|11||Om Prakash Chautala||Dec 2, 1989||May 22, 1990||Janata Dal|
|12||Chaudhary Devi Lal||Jul 17, 1987||Dec 2, 1989||Janata Dal|
|13||Bansi Lal||Jul 5, 1985||Jun 19, 1987||Indian National Congress|
|14||Bhajan Lal||Jan 22, 1980||Jul 5, 1985||Indian National Congress|
|15||Bhajan Lal||Jun 29, 1979||Jan 22, 1980||Janata Party|
|16||Chaudhary Devi Lal||Jun 21, 1977||Jun 28, 1979||Janata Party|
|17||Banarsi Das Gupta||Dec 1, 1975||Apr 30, 1977||Indian National Congress|
|18||Bansi Lal||May 22, 1968||Nov 30, 1975||Indian National Congress|
|19||Rao Birender Singh||Mar 24, 1967||Nov 2, 1967||Vishal Haryana Party|
|20||Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma||Nov 1, 1966||Mar 23, 1967||Indian National Congress|
List of Governor of Haryana
|S. No||Name of Governor||From||To|
|1||Kaptan Singh Solanki||Jul 27, 2014||Incumbent|
|2||Jagannath Pahadia||Jul 27, 2009||Jul 27, 2014|
|3||Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai||Jul 7, 2004||Jul 27, 2009|
|4||Om Prakash Verma||Jul 2, 2004||Jul 7, 2004|
|5||Babu Parmanand||Jun 19, 2000||Jul 1, 2004|
|6||Mahabir Prasad||Jun 14, 1995||Jun 18, 2000|
|7||Dhanik Lal Mandal||Feb 7, 1990||Jun 13, 1995|
|8||Hari Anand Barari||Feb 22, 1988||Feb 6, 1990|
|9||Saiyid Muzaffar Husain Burney||Jun 14, 1984||Feb 21, 1988|
|10||Ganpatrao Devji Tapase||Feb 28, 1980||Jun 13, 1984|
|11||S.S. Sandhawalia||Dec 10, 1979||Feb 27, 1980|
|12||Harcharan Singh Brar||Sept 24, 1977||Dec 9, 1979|
|13||Jaisukh Lal Hathi||Aug 14, 1976||Sept 23, 1977|
|14||Ranjit Singh Narula||Mar 27, 1976||Aug 13, 1976|
|15||Birendra Narayan Chakraborty||Sept 15, 1967||Mar 26, 1976|
|16||Dharma Vira||Nov 1, 1966||Sept 14, 1967|
Cabinet Ministers of Haryana
|Sr. No.||Name of Minister||Ministries|
|1||Sh. Manohar Lal Khattar||Chief Minister, Home, Power, Town & Country Planning and Urban Estates, Mines and Geology, Administration of Justice, Architecture, Science and Technology, General Administration Archives, Jails, Information, Public Relations & Cultural Affairs, Personnel & Training, Raj Bhawan Affairs, Housing, Urban Local Bodies, Electronics & Information Technology, Renewable Energy and any other department not specifically allotted to any Minister|
|2||Sh. Ram Bilas Sharma||Education & Languages, Transport, Technical Education, Food and Supplies, Tourism, Civil Aviation, Parliamentary Affairs, Archaeology and Mueseums, Hospitality|
|3||Captain Abhimanyu||Finance, Revenue & Disaster Management, Excise & Taxation, Planning, Forests, Environment, Industries & Commerce, Labour & Employment, Law & Legislative, Institutional Finance & Credit Control, Consolidation, Rehabilitation, Industrial Training|
|4||Sh. Om Prakash Dhankar||Agriculture, Development & Panchayats, Irrigation, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Fisheries|
|5||Sh. Anil Vij||Health & Medical Education, Ayush, ESI, Election, Sports and Youth Affairs|
|6||Sh. Narbir Singh||PWD (B&R), Public Health Engineering|
|7||Smt. Kavita Jain||Social Justice & Empowerment, Women & Child Development, Welfare of Scheduled, Castes and Backward Classes|
|Sr. No.||Minister of State||Ministries|
|1||Sh. Bikram Singh Thekedar||Cooperation (Independent Charge), Printing and Stationery (Independent Charge), Development & Panchayats (Attached with Development & Panchayats Minister)|
|2||Sh. Krishan Kumar||Social Justice & Empowerment (Attached with Social Justice & Empowerment Minister), Women & Child Development (Attached with Women & Child DevelopmentMinister), Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes (Attached with Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Minister)|
|3||Sh. Karan Dev Kamboj||Food and Supplies (Attached with Food and Supplies Minister), Transport ( Attached with Transport Minister), Tourism ( Attached with Tourism Minister), Hospitality ( Attached with Hospitality Minister)|
Rajya Sabha Members from Haryana
|Shri Shadi Lal Batra||Indian National Congress||03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018||Shri Ram Kumar Kashyap||Indian National Lok Dal||10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020|
|Shri Suresh Prabhu||Bharatiya Janata Party||02/08/2010 to 01/08/2016||Kumari Selja||Indian National Congress||10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020|
|Shri Birender Singh||Indian National Congress||02/08/2010 to 01/08/2016|
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Haryana
Shrikant Walgad (IAS) is the Chief Electoral Officer of Haryana.
He can be contacted at:30-Days Building (Top Floor) Sector 17, Chandigarh, PIN - 160017
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Last Updated on February 14, 2015