Congress will form govt in Haryana for third time: Hooda

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Chandigarh, Sep 26: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday said he is confident that Congress will form the government in the state for the third consecutive time.

"Congress will win the polls and form the government again," Hooda said after filing nomination from his traditional Gahi Sampla-Kiloi seat in Rohtak district. On assertion that Congress has a tough battle this time, especially a challenge from BJP, 67-year-old Hooda said, "We will win the Assembly polls comfortably."

In his affidavit filed before the Returning Officer, Hooda declared movable assets worth Rs 1.51 crore and immovable assets worth Rs 4.05 crore. He also showed loan amounting to Rs 15.20 lakh. In his affidavit, Hooda has shown self-acquired immovable assets worth Rs 3.15 crore and inherited assets worth Rs 90 lakh.

Hooda has shown the worth of his wife Asha's movable assets as Rs 1.94 crore and immovable assets as worth Rs 1.32 crore. Hooda had been elected from Garhi Sampla Kiloi seat thrice before.

He has been the Chief Minister since March 2005. He assumed office for a second term after the October 2009 Assembly polls. Elections to 90 assembly seats in Haryana are to be held on October 15.

PTI

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