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Rajya Sabha elections: Congress herds Haryana, Rajasthan MLAs to 'safe houses' fearing BJP poaching

A volvo bus from Deepender Singh Hooda's residence will take MLAs to Indira Gandhi Airport (IGI) Terminal 4. From there, they will board plane for Raipur in Chhattisgarh, sources said.

Vijai Laxmi Reported by: Vijai Laxmi New Delhi Updated on: June 02, 2022 18:17 IST
Haryana Congress MLAs to be moved to Chhattisgarh ahead of
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Haryana Congress MLAs to be moved to Chhattisgarh ahead of Rajya Sabha elections.

Highlights

  • Congress moving its Haryana and Rajasthan MLAs to safe houses fearing poaching attempts
  • Haryana MLAs are being moved to Raipur in Chhattisgarh
  • Rajya Sabha elections will take place for 57 seats across 15 states on June 10

Rajya Sabha elections: Fearing poaching attempts of the BJP, the Congress is moving all its MLAs from Haryana and Rajasthan to 'safe houses', ahead of the Biennial elections for 57 Rajya Sabha seats on June 10.

While Rajasthan MLAs have been moved to Udaipur, the Haryana Congress MLAs are being shifted to Chhattisgarh.

A total of 37 people, including MP Deepender Hooda, State Congress in-charge Vivek Bansal, 27 Congress MLAs, working president Ramkrishna Gurjar and Jitendra Bharadwaj have left for Raipur in Chhattisgarh.

Earlier, almost all Haryana Congress MLAs barring a few had gathered at Hooda's house.

Balvir Singh (MLA Israna), Shakuntala Khatak (MLA Kalanaur), Jai Veer Valmiki, Neeraj Sharma, Jagveer Malik, Subhash Ganguly, Mohammad Ilyas, Indu Raj, BL Saini, Mewa Singh, Dharam Singh Chhokkar, Raghuveer Kadyan, Geeta Bhukkal, Surendra Pawar, Aftab Ahmed, BB Batra, Maman Khan, Kuldeep Vats, Rajendra Jun, MLA Bahadurgarh, Sheshpal Singh, Renu Bala, Shelly Choudhary, Rao Dan Singh, Pradeep Choudhary, Shamsher Singh Gogi, Amit Sihag and Varun Chowdhury have left for Chhattisgarh.

The MLAs who have not left for Raipur are Kuldeep Bishnoi and Kiran Chowdhury while Chiranjeev Rao is in Shimla for his birthday.

Before leaving for Chhattisgarh, Deepender Singh Hooda said, "No MLA is upset. All MLAs will go there (to Chhattisgarh). I want to tell BJP that it should keep its Haryana MLAs safe."

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