Haryana Janhit Congress (BL)
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|Haryana Janhit Congress (BL)|
|Founded||Dec 2, 2007|
|Preceded by||late. Ch. Bhajan Lal Bishnoi|
|ECI Status||State party|
|Seats in Lok Sabha|
|Seats in Legislative Assembly|
|Politics of India
Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) is a state political party in the state of Haryana India . It was started as a breakaway faction of the Indian National Congress (INC) party by former INC leader and former Haryana Chief Minister, Bhajan Lal, in 2007.
The victory of the Indian National Congress in Haryana's 2005 assembly elections caused a major rift in its state unit, as it opted to make Bhupinder Hooda, a leader of the Jat caste, the Chief Minister instead of Bhajan Lal. Although Bhajan initially kept silent, speculation over his departure from the party was ended in March 2007, when he officially announced he would form a new party. The key event that brought this about was the suspension of his son Kuldeep Bishnoi from the Indian National Congress, for criticizing the party's central leaders.
In August 2009 it joined hands with Bahujan Samaj Party but the alliance could not last long. Later he even tried to have a tie up with BJP but could not succeed. Finally, HJC had to fight election alone.
In 2009 vidhan sabha elections, party emerged winner on following six seats. However, most embarrassing defeat was when Jasma Devi, mother of party supremo was defeated by Prof Sampat Singh from Nalwa constituency, a pocket borough of Bhajan Lal clan for last 40 years.
- Adampur - Renuka Bishnoi
- Assandh - PANDIT Jile Ram SHARMA
- Charkhi Dadri - Satpal Sangwan
- Hansi - Vinod Bhayana
- Narnaul - Rao Narender Singh
- Samalkha - Dharam Singh Chhokar
All 5 MLAs from above list left HJC and joined Indian national Congress with a merger, thus leaving Kuldeep as single legislator of the Party in haryana Vidhan Sabha.
In 2011 HJC joins NDA to fight the Hisar Lok Sabha by-polls and upcoming General Elections & Assembly polls in 2014.
Alignment with BJP
The HJC-BJP combine won the Hisar bypolls.
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