Haryana Janhit Congress (BL)

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Haryana Janhit Congress (BL)
Chairperson Kuldeep Bishnoi
Founder Bhajan Lal
Founded Dec 2, 2007
Headquarters 135, Golf Links, New Delhi- 110003
ECI Status State Party[1]
Alliance Nil
Seats in Lok Sabha
0 / 545
Seats in Legislative Assembly
2 / 90
Election symbol
HJC flag.jpg
Politics of India
Political parties
Kuldeep Bishnoi, HJC(BL) Leader

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.[citation needed] 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.

2009 Elections[edit]

In 2009 Lok sabha elections, party won Hisar where Bhajan Lal emerged as winner.

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[edit]

In 2011 the party aligned itself with the BJP-led NDA to fight the Hisar Lok Sabha by-polls and upcoming General Elections & Assembly polls in 2014.

The HJC-BJP combine won the Hisar bypolls.[2]

In 2014, General elections, HJC chief Kuldeep Bisnoi lost to Dushyant_Chautala in the Hisar parliamentary constituency.

In August 2014 Bishnoi broke all alliance with BJP and Joined hands with Venod Sharma led Haryana Jan Chetna Party for ensuing assembly election in Haryana[3]

See also[edit]