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 the 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, 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.

2009 Elections[edit]

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

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[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 combined won the Hisar bypolls.[2]

In the 2014 general election, 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 the Venod Sharma led Haryana Jan Chetna Party for the ensuing assembly election in Haryana.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hisar by-poll: Kuldeep Bishnoi wins; Team Anna says defeat a lesson for Congress". NDTV.com. 17 October 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kuldeep Bishnoi-led Haryana Janhit Congress snaps ties with BJP". The Indian Express. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2015.