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Gurgaon LS battle can give stiff competition to Amethi

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 - 8:35pm IST Updated: Tuesday, 21 January 2014 - 8:38pm IST | Place: Delhi | Agency: DNA

With general elections around the corner, Gurgaon Loksabha constituency is bracing up to give Amethi, the traditional seat of Nehru-Gandhi family, a run for its money in terms of fame and popularity.

Rewari royal scion Rao Inderjeet Singh after parting ways from Congress last year is hinting to contest election on a BJP ticket, and to give a him tough competition, Congress may choose another Yadav heavy weight, Chiranjeev Yadav, son of Haryana Power minister Ajay Yadav and son-in-law of RJD chief Lalu Yadav.  

Both Rao Inderjeet Singh and Chiranjeev belong to Ahir community of Rewari district in Haryana. “It’s quite early to say anything but yes if party gives me an opportunity, I will contest election from Gurgaon seat and give the rebel MP a stiff competition,” said Chiranjeev Yadav (27) while hinting that if things fall in place, RJD chief Lalu Yadav might campaign for him in the constituency. Chiranjeev is also the president of Gurgaon Youth Congress and is believed to be close to Rahul Gandhi.

Since September last year when Rao Inderjeet Singh parted ways with Congress over his remarks over Robert Vadra land deal, there have been speculations about him joining BJP. But former Congress stalwart created his own party, ‘Haryana Insaaf Manch’ in October and silenced all speculations. 

But recently in an interview he said that BJP is the only alternative in the present scenario, again giving breathing space to the rumours of him contesting on a BJP ticket.

“Talks are going on with BJP and he may end-up contesting election ON a BJP ticket. Although it would be too early to say anything,” said a source close to the MP.

Both Yadav families have been facing each other in political battles for the last sixty years and till now this political elite family have defeated the royals of Rewari each time. “In 1952, my grandfather Rao Abhay Singh defeated Rao Birender Singh, the former CM of Haryana and father of Rao Inderjeet in assembly elections. Similarly my father defeated Rao Ajit Singh, brother of Gurgaon MP in 1989. I believe the legacy would continue,” added Chiranjeev, who speaks fluent English and talk about participation of youth.

Like all seasoned Congress politicians, Chiranjeev too talks about minorities and their development. “Congress-RJD are in talks for an alliance in Bihar and if things go well, he (Lalu Yadav) can be seen here campaigning for me in Gurgaon.”


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