Haryana Janhit Congress (BL)

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Haryana Janhit Congress (BL)
Chairperson Kuldeep Bishnoi
Founder Bhajan Lal
Founded Dec 2, 2007
Merged into Indian national congress
Headquarters New Delhi
ECI Status State Party
Election symbol
HJC flag.jpg
Kuldeep Bishnoi, HJC(BL) Leader

Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) was a state political party in the state of Haryana India. It was started as a breakaway faction of the Indian National Congress by former Haryana Chief Minister Bhajan Lal in 2007. Later Lal tried to form an alliance with BJP but did not succeed. Finally, the HJC had to fight election alone.

On 28th April, 2016, the party merged with Indian National Congress. [1]

2009 Elections[edit]

In August 2009, the HJC joined hands with the Bahujan Samaj Party and in the 2009 Lok sabha elections, the party won in Hisar where Bhajan Lal emerged as winner. In the 2009 Vidhan Sabha elections, the party won six seats.

2014 Elections[edit]

In 2014, the party aligned itself with the BJP-led NDA to fight the general election in 2014. The HJC won the Hisar by-poll.[2] In the 2014 general election, HJC chief Kuldeep Bisnoi lost to Dushyant Chautala in the same parliamentary constituency.

In August 2014, Bishnoi broke the alliance with BJP and joined hands with the Venod Sharma led Haryana Jan Chetna Party for the assembly elections in Haryana.[3]

Merger with India National Congress[edit]

Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) led by Kuldeep Bishnoi on 28th April 2016 merged with Congress. Vishnoi and his wife were all the two MLAs of the party in Haryana assembly (2014-19). The merger, took place in the presence of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi.[4][5]

After Merger[edit]

Mr Pawan Pandit and his supporters claimed that Haryana Janhit Congress Party will continue.

See also[edit]