Haryana polls: Upset with CM Hooda, namesake to enter poll fray

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who is eyeing third term, will face his namesake - a salesman - among other contestants from the Garhi Sampla Kiloi assembly constituency.

 Haryana polls: Upset with CM Hooda, namesake to enter poll fray

Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda. IBNLive

Contesting as an Independent candidate, 41-year-old Bhupender Singh Hooda has filed his nomination papers from Garhi Sampla Kiloi Assembly constituency, the seat which has been held by the two-time Haryana Chief Minister since 2005.

Interestingly, the 67-year-old Congress's Chief Ministerial candidate has filed his affidavit along with nomination papers as Bhupinder Singh.

On the other hand, his namesake has filed affidavit mentioning Bhupender Singh Hooda. The namesake, who is a resident of Kamal Colony, Tilak Nagar in Rohtak, has shown his profession as a salesman of a private company in his affidavit.

The Congress candidate has shown his profession as "Agriculturalist/Politician" in his affidavit.

A Bachelor of Commerce from MDU Rohtak in 1997, the Independent candidate has shown his total assets at Rs 7.08 lakh in his affidavit filed with along with nomination papers.

Though Hooda's namesake has not declared his social media account, but he has shown his e-mail id as hoodabhupendersingh@gmail.com, as per his affidavit.

On the other hand, Congress candidate Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who is LLB from Delhi University (1974), has shown his email id as bsh.hry@gmail.com and social media account of www.facebook.com/bhupinder.s.hooda.

Garhi Sampla-Kiloi constituency, considered to be the safest seat for the Congress at a time when anti-incumbency factor against the ruling regime is at its peak, Hooda had won the 2009 Assembly poll by a margin of over 70,000 votes from Chandigarh.

Opposition INLD has nominated Satish Kumar while BJP has given ticket to Dharamvir from Garhi Sampla-Kiloi seat.

PTI

Updated Date: Sep 28, 2014 14:03:48 IST