Describing the eviction order and snapping of power and water supply to official residence of Ajit Singh by the Centre as "discourteous act", Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday wrote to the NDA government demanding the bungalow be declared as a memorial.
Asserting that BJP is strong in the country, Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday said his party would win the upcoming assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana, and that it would be wrong to speculate on BJP's prospects on the basis of the bypoll results.
Congress on Tuesday termed the assembly bypolls results as a "mini referendum" saying the "achhe din" myth stands exposed as the people have rejected the "authoritarian" mode of governance, and asserted that the electorate of Haryana will also reject BJP in the October 15 elections.
Welcoming the announcement of Assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra, BJP on Friday said people of the two states are yearning for a change due to the Congress' "misrule and loot" and exuded confidence of getting two-third majority.
For the first time in Haryana, Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) system, wherein a voter will be able to see a printout of the symbol of the candidate whom he has voted, would be used in the October 15 Haryana Assembly polls.
Hours after the Election Commission announced the dates for Haryana Assembly polls; Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday expressed confidence and said that the Congress will form the government in the state for the third time.