The Hush Post|05:22 pm| 2-min-read
Former Indian cricketer Virendra Sehwag is likely to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. BJP could likely announce his candidature from Rohtak for 2019 General Elections. MP Dipendra Hooda of Congress has won the seat thrice from that constituency. With Sehwag in fray, BJP can give tough competition to Congress.
Also, Gautam Gambhir could be fielded from Delhi and Bollywood star Akshay Kumar from Gurdaspur too can contest the elections from the BJP.
The candidature of Sehwag can be discussed in the next party meeting lead by national party chief Amit Shah.
The major focus of BJP in Haryana would be to win Rohtak, Hisar and Sirsa seats as BJP lost these seats in 2014 elections.
Out of these three, the target would be Rohtak because Dipendra Hooda has won that seat thrice.
The major reason for choosing Sehwag is that he belongs to Jhajjar district of Haryana. It should be noted that out of 16 Lok Sabha elections held in Rohtak, Hooda family has won 10 times. Therefore, BJP needs a strong personality to contest the elections against Hoodas.