BJP fields Babita, San­deep in Hry

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Nation - Man­vir Saini & Ajay Sura

Chandi­garh: BJP on Mon­day fielded 38 sit­ting MLAs, in­clud­ing chief min­is­ter Manohar Lal Khattar, and re­warded 12 turn­coats with nom­i­na­tions in its first list of 78 can­di­dates for elec­tions to the 90-mem­ber assem­bly. Haryana is go­ing to the polls on Oc­to­ber 21.

Wrestler Yo­gesh­war Dutt (Bar­oda), for­mer hockey cap­tain San­deep Singh (Pe­howa) and wrestler Babita Phogat (Dadri) have been ac­com­mo­dated in the list even as seven MLAs and deputy speaker, San­tosh Ya­dav, were dropped.

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