Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said that a general BJP worker is also able to defeat former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda from Baroda seat in Sonepat district.

Earlier, Bhupendra Singh Hooda had challenged Khattar to contest against him in the by-election in Baroda seat next month, following which the chief minister’s remarks came.

Both BJP and Congress have not announced the names of their candidates for the by-elections to be held on this seat on November 3. Baroda Assembly seat is vacant in April this year due to the death of Congress MLA Shri Krishna Hooda.

Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Bhupendra Singh Hooda had said that if the Khattar-led government is equally confident about its performance then the Chief Minister should contest the by-election.

BJP confident of winning, Congress claims – people will teach lessons to Khattar government
Khattar said that the Congress had conducted an experiment in Jind by-election in January last year too, but had to face defeat. When asked by Hooda to comment on the challenge of contesting the Baroda by-election, the Chief Minister said that he had also conducted an experiment earlier when he had fielded a national level leader (Randeep Singh Surjewala). We are also saying this time that he (in Baroda) should do another experiment.

Khattar rejected the former chief minister’s challenge, saying that even a simple BJP worker is capable of defeating Bhupendra Singh Hooda from Baroda. Hooda said that this government has failed on all fronts. During the last six years, he ignored the constituency (Baroda) and now he talks of development, but people have seen his real face and will teach him a lesson in the by-elections.



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