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Birender Singh's son BJP candidate from Hisar, ex-MP Arvind Sharma gets ticket from Rohtak

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The BJP Sunday cleared the names of Birender Singh's bureaucrat son, Brijendra, as candidate from Hisar constituency and of former MP Arvind Sharma, who joined the saffron party recently, from seat.

Both Hisar and are high-stakes constituencies, considered strongholds of Bhajan Lal and the Hooda families.

Sharma has been a two-time MP from Karnal between 2004 and 2009 and has also represented Sonipat as an Independent MP. He will take on Congress' sitting MP Deepender Singh Hooda, the son of former Bhupinder Singh Hooda, from

The BJP has now named candidates for all the 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana, where polling will be held in the sixth phase on May 12.

Singh is a 1988-batch and he was posted as managing director, State Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation (HAFED).

He said that if he was elected he would work towards solving the problems of the people of his constituency.

The sees similarities between his previous job and his future assignment, saying the purpose of both is to serve people, the state and the country.

He felt that in there is a more direct connect with the people and said that a MP's vision should not be limited to his constituency, but should extend to the whole country.

Replying to a question, said he was hopeful that people of Hisar would make the BJP victorious with a big margin.

His father, Birender Singh, Sunday said he has offered to resign from the Cabinet and from the Rajya Sabha. The decision came in the wake of the BJP selecting his son as candidate from Hisar.

said he had informed his offer to resign as he wanted to send across a message of anti-dynastic after got the Lok Sabha ticket.

Brijendra said that he supports and respects his father's decision but the same time, "it puts more responsibility on my shoulders".

On the legacy of his great grandfather, Sir Chottu Ram, he said it was not just limited to "Since childhood, I was impacted by his ideology," he said.

had a 47-year-long political career, of which he spent 42 years serving the He said he would work to strengthen the BJP further.

He will be campaigning for Brijendra and other BJP candidates in Haryana, and western

Asked if his son had taken voluntary retirement, said, "He has applied for it."

The had joined the BJP in 2014 after quitting He had openly revolted against the then

At that time, Birender had said,"The path I have chosen for myself will help strengthen the BJP in in the next 15 years".

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 19:50 IST