Bhupinder Singh Hooda: News

Bhupinder Singh Hooda, born on September 15, 1947, is an Indian National Congress (INC) leader and a former Chief Minister of Haryana. As of 2021, he is the Leader of Opposition in the Haryana State Assembly. Hooda earned his Bachelor's Degree from Panjab University and did his LLB from Delhi University's Faculty of Law. He was associated with INC since his early days and was a Member of the Parliament in the Lok Sabha from Rohtak between 1991 and 1999. He was again elected from the Rohtak constituency in the 2004 General Elections but left in 2005 to become the Chief Minister of Haryana for the first time. Hooda was re-elected in 2009, serving a second term as CM till 2014, when the state's government went to BJP, and Manohar Lal Khattar became the Chief Minister. As of 2021, Hooda is being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for grave charges of corruption in cases of shady land dealings.

Amid Haryana political crisis, JJP MLA questions Dushyant Chautala's authority

Former Haryana Minister and Jannayak Janta Party MLA Devender Singh Babli, on Friday, questioned the capacity in which Dushyant Singh Chautala wrote to governor Bandaru Dattatreya demanding a floor test.

Ex-BJP ally Chautala writes to Haryana governor, seeks floor test

Haryana's former Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Singh Chautala, on Thursday, wrote to Governor Bandaru Dattatreya seeking a floor test.

08 May 2024

Manohar Lal Khattar

Several MLAs in touch with BJP: Khattar amid Haryana crisis

A day after three Independent legislators withdrew their support to the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Haryana and extended "outside" support to the Congress, former state Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said "several MLAs" were in touch with the ruling party as well.

13 Mar 2024

Manohar Lal Khattar

New Haryana CM Saini to prove majority in assembly today

Nayab Singh Saini, who took oath as Haryana's chief minister on Tuesday, will prove his majority in the assembly on Wednesday.

INLD Haryana chief murder: 2 'shooters' arrested from Goa

Two shooters, who allegedly shot Indian National Lok Dal Haryana chief Nafe Singh Rathee dead last month, were nabbed late on Sunday from a resort in Goa.

01 Mar 2024

Congress Party

6 Himachal Congress MLAs to move HC over disqualification 

The six Congress MLAs, who were disqualified by Himachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kuldeep Singh Pathania on Thursday, will challenge the decision in the high court,

29 Feb 2024

Congress Party

6 Himachal Congress MLAs disqualified for cross-voting in RS election

Six Congress MLAs from Himachal Pradesh have been disqualified by Assembly Speaker Kuldeep Singh Pathania for cross-voting in favor of the Bharatiya Janata Party during the Rajya Sabha election.

28 Feb 2024

Congress Party

Himachal crisis: CM Sukhu refuses to accept Vikramaditya Singh's resignation

Amid the current political turmoil in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said that he will not accept the resignation of state minister Vikramaditya Singh.

03 Aug 2023

Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana violence: CM seeks more central forces; internet ban extended

Amid the tense situation in Haryana following communal violence in Nuh, authorities have extended the ban on mobile internet and SMS services in parts of the state until Saturday.

16 Feb 2022

Ghulam Nabi Azad

Congress' G-23 leaders call for introspection over leaders leaving party

With the exit of senior Congress leader Ashwani Kumar on Tuesday, the simmering tension within the grand old party came to the fore again.

06 Jul 2021


After Punjab, Haryana Congress faces turmoil over BS Hooda

As the Indian National Congress is trying to douse the fire in its Punjab state unit, the party is now facing another crisis in the neighboring Haryana.

24 Aug 2020

Sonia Gandhi

Find new chief: Sonia Gandhi, keen on resigning, tells Congress

At the crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting today, interim President Sonia Gandhi is likely to offer her resignation, amid a rift that emerged in the party after a letter was sent to her by 23 members demanding an overhaul in the organization.

19 Aug 2019


Congress has lost its way: Hooda supports BJP's Kashmir move

In a major blow to Congress, one of its stalwarts on Sunday openly supported the Centre's decision to annul Article 370 and bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.

14 Nov 2018


PM Modi, Sonia pay tributes to Nehru's birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, and senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi today paid tributes to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 129th birth anniversary.

17 Sep 2018


Rewari Gangrape: Mastermind, who planned the crime, arrested

In the latest development in the gangrape of a former CBSE topper in Rewari, Haryana, the police has now arrested Nishu, the mastermind who planned abduction and rape.

15 Sep 2018


CBSE Topper rape: Rs. 1L announced for helping nab accused

In the alleged gang-rape of a 19-year-old student in Haryana, Mewat SP Naazneen Bhasin announced a reward of Rs. 1 lakh to anyone who will help them nab the accused.

02 Sep 2018


Case against Vadra, Hooda will be 'thoroughly' investigated: Haryana CM

The case registered against Congress leader Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for alleged irregularities in land deals will be thoroughly investigated, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Sunday.

29 Aug 2018


Haryana: Former CM Hooda alleges CID-officer snooped on him

Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has alleged an officer of the state's intelligence agency, CID, snooped on him and a probe has been ordered, reports IE.

11 Jun 2018


Stone-pelters in Kashmir should be hit with bullets: BJP MP

BJP Upper House parliamentarian DP Vats said that stone-pelters in Kashmir Valley should be hit with bullets.

26 Mar 2018


AAP promised Kejriwal rally attendees Rs. 350, but didn't pay

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal is receiving muck flak. Laborers have alleged they had been promised money and food to attend his rally in Hisar (Haryana) yesterday.

04 Mar 2018


'Congress to focus on agriculture, employment to challenge BJP'

Ahead of polls in some states and the 2019 general elections, the Congress has decided to up the ante over issues related to agriculture, employment and poverty as it prepares to take on the ruling BJP, party sources said.

15 Feb 2018


Pillion-riding Amit Shah leads 1L strong rally in Jind, Haryana

Keeping with BJP's philosophy of doing things king-size, BJP president Amit Shah's "Yuva Hunkar Rally" in Haryana's Jind was exactly that.

09 Jan 2018


Khattar-government spends Rs. 3.8L on 10 copies of Bhagavad Gita

Move over 2G and Coalgate, we have a new scam in making - the "Gita scam."

25 Nov 2017


Current and ex Haryana CMs fight over honoring Manushi Chhillar

The issue of honoring recently announced Miss World Manushi Chhillar has triggered a war of words between incumbent Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and ex-CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda.