Karnal is one of the 90 constituencies to go for polls for Haryana Legislative Assembly on October 21. It is situated in the Karnal district and is a part of the Karnal parliamentary constituency. Manohar Lal Khattar is the current MLA of Karnal.
In the 2014 Haryana Vidhan Sabha (Haryana Legislative Assembly) Elections, BJP candidate Manohar Lal Khattar defeated Independent candidate Jai Parkash Gupta Karnal by nearly 35 thousand votes.
Out of the 90 Assembly constituencies in Haryana, 17 are reserved for Scheduled Castes as per the Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008.
Karnal Vidhan Sabha Constituency
Constituency number: 21
Total electors: 2,34,738
Female electors: 1,12,422
Male electors: 1,22,313
Third gender electors: 3
Sitting MP, party: Manohar Lal Khattar, BJP
The winning margin in 2014: 63773
Runner up name, party: Jai Parkash Gupta Karnal, Independent
Key candidates in Karnal for 2019 Vidhan Sabha elections
Sitting and Previous MLAs of Karnal Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Constituency and margin of victories
|2014||Manohar Lal Khattar||BJP||82485||Jai Parkash Gupta Karnal||IND||18712||63773|
|2009||Sumita Singh||INC||35894||Jai Parkash||HJCBL||32163||3731|
|2005||Sumita Singh||INC||53300||Jai Parkash||IND||19303||33997|
|2000||Jai Parkash||IND||31495||Satish Kalra||BJP||27762||3733|
|1996||Shashipal Mehta||BJP||35511||Jai Parkash||INC||27093||8418|
|1991||Jai Parkash||INC||36485||Chetan Dass||BJP||16798||19687|
|1987||Lachhman Dass||BJP||32156||Jai Prakash||INC||26955||5201|
|1982||Shanti Devi||INC||30267||Ram Lal||BJP||17618||12649|
|1977||Ram Lal||JNP||25236||Ram Sarup||INC||7303||17933|
|1972||Ram Lal||BJS||17719||Shanti Devi||INC||16857||862|
|1968||Shanti Prasad||IND||10648||Ram Lal||BJS||8285||2363|
|1967||R. Lal||BJS||11702||L. Ram||INC||9215||2487|
|Notification to be issued on||September 27|
|Last date for filing nomination||October 4|
|Scrutiny of nomination||October 5|
|Last date for withdrawal of nomination||October 7|
|Date of polling||October 21|
|Date of Result||October 24|
In the 2014 Haryana Assembly elections, held on 15 October 2014, the saffron party won the majority in the Assembly and Manohar Lal Khattar was chosen to head the new government. The term of the current Haryana Assembly will end on 2 November.