Haryana Elections: "Have Faith In People Of Haryana And Myself," Says Babita Phogat Ahead Of Counting

Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Babita Phogat seemed confident of win and expressed faith in the people of Haryana.

Haryana Elections:
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By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 24 Oct 2019 08:07 AM
New Delhi: Ahead of the counting of results for the crucial Haryana assembly polls, Indian wrestler and Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Babita Phogat seemed confident of win and expressed faith in the people of Haryana.

“People have given me love and support, that is my strength, and what keeps me going. I have faith in public and myself, people will give blessings to their daughter,” said BJP's candidate for Dadri assembly constituency.


Counting for Haryana Assembly polls began on Thursday morning at 8am. A counting centre has been set up in each of the 90 assembly constituencies and there is an additional centre in Gurgaon's Badshahpur segment, which had a larger number of polling booths.

The electronic voting machines (EVMs) and the VVPAT paper trail machines used in Monday's polling are kept at 90 strongrooms set up at 59 different locations.

ABP News - C Voter Exit Poll has predicted that the saffron party will clinch 70 of the 90 seats in the assembly. The Congress continuing its dismal run is projected to win mere 8 seats, while other parties are limited to 12 seats.

Haryana on Monday recorded a voter turnout of over 68 per cent, a sharp decline from 76.54 in the 2014 assembly polls. Of the total voters, 69.36 percent were men and 67.12 per cent women.

In 2014, the BJP won 47 seats and the Congress 15, with two Haryana Janhit Congress legislators later merging with it. The INLD had 19 seats and the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Shiromani Akali Dal one each. There were five independents.

Later, two INLD legislators died and barring Abhay Singh Chautala, most other INLD MLAs and prominent leaders switched to the BJP, Congress or JJP.

The BJP won the Jind bypoll this year, taking its strength to 48 in the 90-member House.

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