Haryana Janhit Congress (BL)
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|Haryana Janhit Congress (BL)|
|Founded||Dec 2, 2007|
|Headquarters||135, Golf Links, New Delhi- 110003|
|ECI Status||State Party|
|Seats in Lok Sabha|
|Seats in the 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, the HJC joined hands with the Bahujan Samaj Party, but the alliance did not last long. Later Lal tried to form an alliance with BJP but did not succeed. Finally, the HJC had to fight election alone.
In the 2009 VidhanSsabha elections, the party emerged winner on following six seats. However, their most embarrassing defeat was when Jasma Devi, mother of party supremo was defeated by Prof. Sampat Singh from the Nalwa constituency, a pocket borough of Bhajan Lal claimed 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 the INC with a merger, thus leaving Kuldeep as the single legislator of the party in Haryana Vidhan Sabha.
Alignment with BJP
The HJC-BJP combined won the Hisar bypolls.
- "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
- "Hisar by-poll: Kuldeep Bishnoi wins; Team Anna says defeat a lesson for Congress". NDTV.com. 17 October 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
- "Kuldeep Bishnoi-led Haryana Janhit Congress snaps ties with BJP". The Indian Express. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
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