As Haryana voted on Wednesday to elect its new government in a multi-cornered contest, ruling Congress exuded confidence of retaining power in the state for the third consecutive time while BJP, INLD and HJC also claimed victory.
The campaign by various political parties eyeing their share in the Haryana Assembly elections has gained momentum, with each of them resorting to advertisements to woo voters and fire salvos at each other.
INLD president Om Parkash Chautala Wednesday continued with his hectic poll campaign in the state, wooing the voters in late Devi Lal's name and appealing them to bring the main opposition party to power to usher a "positive change" in the state.
Former Haryana chief minister Om Parkash Chautala out on bail on health grounds on Friday mingled with his supporters here, days after he along with Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was put under notice by a Delhi High Court on a plea seeking directions to the politician to surrender.
BJP today said it will take up with the Election Commission reports of INLD Chief Om Parkash Chautala participating in poll campaign in Haryana, saying it was violative of rules and Model Code of Conduct since he has been jailed in connection with the teachers recuitment scam.
Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), whose top leadership is behind bars in a teachers` recruitment scam in Haryana, accused Congress of imposing "undeclared" emergency in country to save its UPA II regime.
Had Congress President Sonia Gandhi visited Haryana soon after Apna Ghar incident in Rohtak, whose inmates were allegedly subjected to sexual abuse, situation in the state would not have been as bad, Om Parkash Chautala said.
Without staking claim to form government, INLD on Friday requested the Governor to provide an opportunity to other political parties or groups, saying people have not given a clear verdict to the Congress.