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Kurukshetra (Haryana) [India], Oct 21 (ANI): Sandeep Singh, the BJP candidate from Pehowa and the previous Indian hockey captain, forged his vote right here on Monday.
Polling for 90 seats of Haryana and 288 constituencies of Maharashtra started at 7 am and can proceed until 6 pm within the night.
BJP has fielded Singh in opposition to Congress’ Mandeep Singh Chattha and INLD’s Manjit Singh.
The Pehowa constituency, dominated by Jat Sikhs, is a big spiritual place and has been nearly all the time represented both by the Congress or the INLD.
In 2014, Jaswinder Singh Sandhu of INLD defeated Jai Bhagwan Sharma of BJP. In 2009 elections, Hormohinder Singh Chattha of Congress had defeated Sandhu.
The BJP has fielded three high-profile sportspersons together with Singh in Haryana Meeting elections, who made the nation proud with their achievements.
Commonwealth gold medalist Babita Phogat and Olympic bronze medallist wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt are the newly inducted sportspersons in BJP will contest from Dadri and Baroda Meeting constituencies respectively.
The counting for Haryana and Maharashtra elections shall be held on October 24. (ANI)