The Hush Post|12:25 pm| 2-min-read
BJP candidate Krishna Middha and the newly-formed Jannayak Janta Party’s (JJP) Digvijay Chautala are fighting a close contest . According to latest information, JJP has again surged ahead in the seventh round after BJP managed a lead of around 10,000 votes in the fifth and sixth round. There are still six more rounds to go.
After round three, JJP backed candidate Digvijay Chautala was clearly ahead in the race. However, after round 6, BJP candidate was leading by about 10,000 votes. There will be in all 13 rounds of counting.
The rural votes were earlier counted in the earlier rounds which showed a clear edge of the JJP. Now, with more of urban votes being counted, BJP seems to be getting ahead in the race.
Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has claimed that the party would win the Jind seat by over 10,000 votes.
Congress’s heavyweight Randeep Singh Surjewala is trailing at number three. The INLD is banking on Umed Redhu to retain the seat.
The Jind bypoll is being held following the death of INLD MLA Hari Chand Middha, BJP candidate’s father.
Digvijay Chautala is the the younger son of jailed leader Ajay Singh Chautala, who broke away from the INLD and floated the new party JJP.
The Jind Assembly by-election result today is being seen as a sneak peak into the political sentiment in Haryana ahead of the Lok Sabha elections and state elections to be held this year.