The upcoming assembly election of Haryana is set to witness an intense contest in the Kaithal constituency between Randeep Singh Surjewala of Congress and former Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) turned BJP politician Leela Ram Gujjar.
As per Republic-Jan Ki Baat's Opinion poll based on the on-ground surveys ahead of the elections, the Kaithal seat is likely to witness BJP's Leela Ram beating Surjewala of Congress to win the Kaithal constituency, after Surjewala holding the seat for two terms.
Leela Ram Gujjar had been a former INLD member who recently joined BJP. BJP's Union Minister Sanjeev Balyan and BJP leader Kanwarpal Gurjar were present while Leela Ram filed his nomination from BJP for the Kaithal constituency.
In the 2014 Haryana assembly elections, Surjewala defeated Kailash Bhagat of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) by winning 65,524 votes as against Bhagats 41,849 votes. Congress has been winning the seat for three consecutive terms before which the seat was held by Leela Ram under INLD regime by winning in the 2000 Haryana assembly elections. Surjewala had, however, faced embarrassment as he had been fielded in the Jind assembly bypoll in 2018 as his party desired a strong candidate, but lost.
The previous assembly elections in the state had witnessed the BJP storming to power by unseating the Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led government by winning 47 of the 90 seats.