New Delhi: In order to give tough fight to Kuldeep Bishnoi – the joint candidate of Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - and the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) in the upcoming by-election in Hisar, the Congress has decided to field Jayprakash Barwala, who has represented Hisar constituency thrice.

In a clear indication of the clout which Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda enjoys in the higher echelons of the party, the party high command decided to field Barwala, who is popularly known as ‘JP’, from HIsar. 

The state in-charge of the Congress, B K Hariprasad, confirmed the decision of the party on Friday though the party is yet to make an official announcement about Barwala’s candidature.

It is worth mentioning that Ajay Chautala is the candidate of INLD.

Hisar seat became vacant due to sudden demise of incumbent MP and Haryana stalwart Bhajan Lal. HJC candidate Bishnoi is son of the deceased leader.