Sacked BSF constable to contest against Haryana CM
Constable Tej Bahadur Yadav, who was in 2017 sacked from the Border Security Force after he uploaded a video on a social media site complaining about the food served to the troops, will contest against Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar as the Jannayak Janta Party’s candidate for the Karnal Assembly constituency. The JJP on Thursday announced another list of 35 candidates. “Me and my party’s fight is against the corruption in the country and in Haryana. I am ready to take the challenge to fight the ruling BJP, and hence the party has decided to field me against Manohar Lal Khattar,” said Mr. Yadav, who hails from Mahendergarh district. He would file his nomination on October 4. “Unemployment is another issue that the youth have been facing in Haryana. We will forcefully raise the issue during the campaign and would expose the ruling BJP,” he said. Dushyant from UchanaThe party also announced that its leader and former MP from Hisar Dushyant Chautala would fight the elections from the Uchana Kalana constituency to wrest it from BJP’s sitting MLA Prem Lata, wife of former Union Minister Birender Singh. In 2014 too, he had contested from the same seat as an Indian National Lok Dal candidate but lost to Ms. Prem Lata. Mr. Dushyant’s mother and Dabwali MLA Naina Chautala has been shifted to the Badhra constituency in Charkhi Dadri district, where she will take on BJP incumbent Sukhwinder Sheoran and Congress’ Ranbir Mahendra.The JJP’s list of candidates declared so far include former MLA Arjun Singh from Jagadhri and Ishwar Palaka from Shahbad. O.P. Sihag is the candidate from Ellenabad against INLD senior leader Abhay Chautala.The JJP — breakaway outfit of the INLD — announced that it would contest all the seats after its seat-sharing talks with the Bahujan Samaj Party had failed.