Even as the counting of votes for the Haryana Assembly elections is underway, the latest trends from the Panchkula constituency show that Gian Chand Gupta of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading on the seat with 30, 793 votes, which makes for 54.05 per cent of votes.
Following Gian Chand Gupta at number two is Chander Mohan of the Indian National Congress (INC) with 22, 670 votes, making for 39.79 percent of votes.
Karundeep Chaudhary of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) is way behind with 693 votes, Ajay Gautam of the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) has gathered 295 votes, Roshan Lal Kocher of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has got 324 votes, Yogeshwar Sharma of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has got 485 votes, while 603 (1.22 per cent) voters opted for None of the Above (NOTA).
A total of 1,169 candidates are in the fray for the Haryana Assembly elections. Over 1.83 crore voters were eligible to vote in the polls in Haryana, out of which 68.31 per cent had exercised their franchise on Monday to elect 90 members of the Assembly.
In most Assembly segments, the main contest is between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress but the two regional parties, Jannayak Janta Party’s (JJP) led by Dushyant Chautala and Om Prakash Chautala-led Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) hope to play the kingmaker if the two main parties fall short of the majority.