1.63 crore voters, including 87.37 lakh women, will decide the fate of 1,351 candidates, including 109 women, in 16,357 polling stations.
Date of polling: October 15
Date of counting: October 19
Candidates and constituencies
Total candidates: 1,351 candidates
Total constituencies: 90
INLD - OP Chautala
Haryana Janhit Congress (Bhajan Lal) - Kuldeep Bishnoi
BJP- Captain Abhimanyu, Ramesh Vij, Birender Singh
Congress- Bhupinder Singh Hooda
BSP - Arvind Sharma
Haryana Jan Chetna Party (Venod Sharma)
Haryana Lokhit Party- Gopal Goyal Kanda
Parties in Fray
Indian National Lok Dal(INLD)
Firm Jat vote bank
Dera Sacha Sauda joins hands with BJP
Non-Jat voters not in favour of the party
Haryana Janhit Congress (Bhajan Lal)
Legacy of former Chief Minister of Haryana Bhajan Lal.
Lack of leadership
Bhartiya Janata Party(BJP)
Strong anti-incumbency against Congress to come in BJP's favour
Non-Jat votes have been with the BJP
Strong leadership of leaders like Captain Abhimanyu, Rao Inderjeet Singh, Birender Singh
Hissar, Rohtak, Sirsa are all its weak areas
Indian National Congress(INC)
Presence of incumbent CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
The party is already going through hard times as it faces strong anti-incumbency in the state due to massive land scams and ill-treatment with a number of IAS officers who tried opening a can of worms for Hooda government.
The anti-Congress votes will be divided between BJP, Haryana Janhit Congress and INLD.
Haryana Lokhit Party
Party chief Gopal Kanda, was a former minister in Congress Govt.
Tainted track record of Kanda.
Haryana Jan Chetna Party
Party chief Venod Sharma - former minister in Congress
Stronghold in Ambala
No strength outside Ambala,
Last assembly election (2009)
Voter Turnout: 72.3%
Number of candidates: 1222
Total Electors: 1,31,17,142
Total Votes Polled: 94,90,092
Total Valid Votes: 94,81,712
Indian National Congress (INC) won 40 of 90 seats
Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) won 31 seats on 88
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 4 of 90 seats it had contested
Haryana Janhit Congress (BL) (HJK-BL) won 6 seats of 87
Independents won 7 seats
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) won 1 of the 2 seats it fielded
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) won 1 seat of 86
Lok Sabha Polls (2014) - 10 Parliamentary seats
BJP won 7 seats
INLD won 2 seats
Congress won 1 seat