Congress party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala will be contesting the by-election in Haryana's Jind assembly constituency, announced the grand old party on Wednesday. The poll will take place later this month.
Party sources said that the decision to field Surjewala, who is an MLA from Kaithal, was taken as the by-poll is crucial for the party in view of assembly polls later this year, reported news agency IANS.
Surjewala had earlier won polls from Jind district.
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On Thursday, Lok Sabha MP Dushyant Chautala announced to field his younger brother Digvijay Chautala for the constituency.
For the bypoll, the BJP has fielded Krishan Midha. Two months back, Midha had joined the saffron party.
On January 28, by-election to Jind seat in Haryana will be held. On January 31, the counting of votes will take place. In September, the seat fell vacant after the death of INLD legislator Hari Chand Middha.