BJP’s Hisar candidate Brijendra Singh is an IAS officer who has sought voluntary retirement from service and has already submitted his papers to the Haryana chief secretary.
Every week after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) introduced candidates for eight Lok Sabha constituencies within the Haryana, it named Haryana IAS officer Brijendra Singh for Hisar and former Congress MP, Arvind Sharma for Rohtak seat.
Brijendra, 46, the son of Union Steel Minister, Birender Singh, a distinguished Jat chief, will make his ballot debut, thereby placing an finish to his profession as a bureaucrat. The IAS officer is in search of voluntary retirement from service and has already submitted his papers to the Haryana chief secretary.
His father Birender Singh, on Sunday, stated in New Delhi he has supplied to resign from the cupboard and from the Rajya Sabha as his son has obtained a Lok Sabha ticket. Singh stated he needed to ship throughout a message towards dynasty politics. The Union minister stated he has knowledgeable BJP president Amit Shah about his resignation provide and it was as much as the party chief to take the ultimate name. Birender Singh, a thoroughbred Congressman for 4 many years, had switched sides to hitch the BJP in 2014.
Brijendra’s father, Birender Singh is a BJP Rajya Sabha MP and his mom, Prem Lata is a BJP MLA in Haryana from the Uchana Kalan meeting constituency.
Birender is understood to have tried to get a Congress ticket for his son through the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, with out success.
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The saffron party additionally fielded former Congress MP, Arvind Sharma, 55, from Rohtak Lok Sabha seat. Sharma, a three-time MP (as soon as an unbiased from Sonepat and twice as a Congressman from Karnal) had joined the BJP a few weeks in the past. He had give up the Congress in 2014. Sharma whose ancestral village is in Jhajjar district, part of Rohtak constituency, is the second Brahmin candidate to have been fielded by the BJP in Haryana. Sitting MP Ramesh Kaushik was fielded from the neighbouring Sonepat final week. Sharma will face on three-time Congress MP, Deepender Hooda from Rohtak.
A profession bureaucrat with political lineage, Brijendra Singh’s entry into the electoral enviornment would have occurred lengthy again when his father was within the Congress. The nice grandson of Chhotu Ram, the illustrious farmer chief, Brijendra was at all times seen as a successor to the political heritage of the household. His polished manner as a civil servant is complemented by his potential to bask in a country discourse. Singh’s large expertise as a public servant would stand him in good stead in his innings as a politician.
The BJP had final week introduced party nomination for 5 sitting MPs Rattan Lal Kataria (Ambala), Dharambir Singh (Bhiwani-Mahendergarh), Ramesh Kaushik (Sonepat), Rao Inderjit Singh (Gurgaon) and Krishan Pal Gurjar ( Faridabad) in addition to fielding former bureaucrat, Sunita Duggal (Sirsa), Sanjay Bhatia (Karnal) and Haryana minister, Nayab Saini (Kurukshetra).
Arvind Sharma, who joined the BJP a number of weeks in the past after being promised a Lok Sabha nomination, was left disillusioned when the BJP didn’t discipline him from Karnal, a seat he had received twice on Congress ticket. He is learnt to have been in contact with the Congress additionally after he was denied a ticket from Karnal. However, the BJP has someway tried to placate him by fielding him from Rohtak, the bastion of former chief minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda. Hooda’s son Deepender is a three-time MP from Rohtak.
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