Bypoll Result LIVE Updates: BJP candidate Krishna Middha is now leading in Haryana’s Jind, followed by Jannayak Janta Party’s (JJP) 27-year-old Digvijay Chautala. Congress’s heavyweight Randeep Singh Surjewala is trailing number three. The Jind bypoll was necessitated following the death of INLD MLA Hari Chand Middha, BJP candidate’s father. The Congress fielded its chief national spokesperson and Kaithal MLA Randeep Singh Surjewala. The INLD is banking on Umed Redhu to retain the seat. The JJP has put its weight behind Digvijay Chautala, the younger son of jailed leader Ajay Singh Chautala, who broke away from the INLD and floated the party. The Jind Assembly by-election result today will provide a glimpse into the political sentiment in Haryana months ahead of the Lok Sabha elections and the state elections scheduled for later this year.
The Congress, meanwhile, is leading in the bypoll to Rajasthan’s Ramgarh Assembly constituency, where the BSP has fielded former Union minister Natwar Singh’s son and former MLA Jagat Singh, while former Alwar Zila Pramukh Shafia Zubair Khan is contesting as Congress candidate and Sukhwant Singh as the BJP candidate. If the Congress wins the seat, the party’s tally, which at present is 99, will increase to 100 in the House of 200 and the party will remain in a comfortable position with the support of its alliance partner RLD, which has one MLA. In case the ruling party loses, it will have to bank on the support from Independent MLAs and other non-BJP parties.