Grand jury faults jailers in woman’s death

first_imgAvila spent about 13 hours in the infirmary until a doctor approved her release to the general population, but she had not been relocated to a new cell at the time of her cardiac arrest, the report states. The woman reportedly battled drug and alcohol addiction throughout her life. While serving the evening meal, a member of the jail staff heard a collapse on the floor and Avila was found in a prone position. According to the grand jury, actual treatment of Avila with CPR and delivery of a shock with a defibrillator was delayed while a nurse who had noticed blood on the floor went for paper towels, only to find the blood came from a laceration on Avila’s nose that had nothing to do with her emergency medical condition, according to the report. The grand jury found that the Orange County Health Care Agency, which is responsible for handling all medical emergencies in the county jail, has appeared to staff the jail infirmary with nurses lacking adequate emergency medical skills and/or regularly scheduled skills maintenance training. The grand jury also found that the nurses appeared to demonstrate an inadequate knowledge of some emergency medical equipment, and that no automatic external defibrillator was located in the Women’s Outpatient Housing, where Avila spent some 13 hours. SANTA ANA – A 31-year- old La Habra woman who died from a heart attack at the Orange County Women’s Central Jail may have survived if life-saving measures were performed more quickly, according to a grand jury report released Monday. Vicki Avila was arrested by La Habra police June 10 on suspicion of assault on a police officer after she called police to report a domestic disturbance, hoping to get mental health treatment, according to family members. In the past, Avila had been taken for a mental health screening after calling police. In jail, she got into a fight with a cellmate and was shot with a Taser gun by deputies. She was then taken to one of the medical observation rooms for medical reasons not related to the fight or restraint, according to the report. The grand jury found no evidence that Avila was abused at the hands of jail deputies. Rather, the report said, deputies assigned to the women’s jail treated her in a professional manner at all times, despite the fact that she was arrested on suspicion of battery on an officer and had engaged in a fist fight with her cell mate.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Liverpool line up v Basel in the Champions League: BIG decision for Brendan Rodgers

first_imgLiverpool v Basel in the Champions League is live on talkSPORT on Tuesday 9 December 2014. Stream the game live here.Only a win will do for Liverpool against Basel, as they chase the prize of a last 16 place in the Champions League for the first time since the 2008/09 season.Brendan Rodgers faces the most important team selection of the season so far, so who will make his Liverpool starting XI?The biggest decision will be in midfield, where so many games are won and lost, and how the Reds line up in this department will say a lot about how they believe they can best defeat the Swiss.Will Liverpool come roaring out of the blocks? Will they play the game on the front foot from the first minute? Or will they be content to keep things tight and be patient, knowing that conceding the first goal will leave them in big trouble?Captain Steven Gerrard is a certain starter, most likely in a more advanced role than the deeper position he had been playing until recent weeks.That would mean a starting place for Lucas as defensive shield, along with Jordan Henderson in the Liverpool engine room.Raheem Sterling is also seemingly too important to drop at this moment in time, while Rickie Lambert is preferred to Fabio Borini up front, with Daniel Sturridge and Mario Balotelli out injured.If that is the case, it leaves one midfield place up for grabs, with Rodgers choosing between Joe Allen, Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho.Lallana and Coutinho represent the attacking options, should the Reds attempt to put Basel to the sword from kick off.But Allen is a trusted lieutenant of Rodgers and his selection, alongside Lucas, Henderson and Gerrard, would give Liverpool the chance to gain significant possession and control, while adding to the defence’s protection.At the back, Kolo Toure is tipped to retain his place alongside Martin Skrtel, with two clean sheets to their name in the past three Premier League matches.At full-back, Glen Johnson is a certain starter, and Alberto Moreno will hope to retain his left-back spot after starting at the weekend against Sunderland.Here is how Liverpool could line up against Basel… What would your Liverpool line up be for the Basel game? Share your thoughts and tactics by leaving a comment below… 1 Liverpool v Basel in the Champions League is live on talkSPORT 1last_img read more

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Predicted Rangers line-up v Shkupi – listen live on talkSPORT 2

first_img How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? BIG PRESENTS UP TOP BEST OF Getty What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Most read in football NEW ERA Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes gameday cracker ALTERED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update So, who could be selected for the match? talkSPORT.com have built a predicted Rangers line-up, which you can see below… 2 predicted 2 silverware Rangers visit Macedonia on Tuesday afternoon to face Shkupi as they try to book their place in the Europa League second qualifying round.The Gers lead 2-0 after the first leg having defeated Shkupi at Ibrox last week; Jamie Murphy and James Tavernier netted to hand Steven Gerrard a victory in his first professional match as a manager. Gerrard guided Rangers to a hard-fought win in the first leg last week latest revealed Gerrard has been dealt a blow ahead of the second leg, however, with Scott Arfield struggling with a knock he picked up in last week’s match; the midfielder has not travelled to Macedonia for today’s fixture.Full commentary of the match, which gets under way at 16:55, can be heard LIVE on talkSPORT 2 – click HERE to listen to Shkupi v RangersAside from Arfield’s absence, Gerrard is likely to keep faith with much of the same XI who started the first leg, with potentially a few changes here and there. Rangers are expected to start the match in the 4-1-4-1 system Gerrard looks to have favoured since taking the reins at Ibrox. How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings impact The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Remember to tune into talkSPORT 2 to hear full commentary of the match, which kicks-off at 16:55 – click HERE to listen to Shkupi v Rangerslast_img read more

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TIME TO STOP RIPPING OFF PARENTS OVER SCHOOL – SINN FEIN

first_imgDonegal North East TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn was joined by County Councillors Mick Quinn & Jack Murray as they launched a Sinn Féin campaign aimed at getting Education Minister Ruairí Quinn to introduce relatively simple measures that would reduce the cost of sending a child to school.The Sinn Féin launch came in the same week as the Barnardos’ School Costs Survey which highlighted the increasing financial burden being placed on parents when sending their children to school.Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “This is the seventh year that the Barnardos’ School Cost Survey has been published and it highlights how many parents are struggling to meet the cost of sending their child or children to school. “The parents who responded to this online survey reported that the average cost of sending a child age 10 to primary school was €390 and for a 12 year old attending 1st year of secondary school the cost was somewhere in the region of €770.“School uniforms, footwear and text books were the most significant expense incurred by parents who are paying an average of €100 for some primary school uniforms and between €150 – €170 for a secondary school uniform.“Parents are understandably highly critical of being forced to buy uniforms from an elite of selected producers and retailers who can charge exorbitantly high prices for items of clothing all because they come with a school crest.“Sinn Féin has consistently called on the Education Minister Ruairi Quinn to introduce measures to eliminate this school uniform racket. “Similarly the survey highlights the inability of parents to pass on school books between siblings and the constant reprint of text books is inflating back to school costs to unacceptably high levels.“We know that Schools have been placed under increased financial strain because of cuts to the capitation grant and in many cases this is being passed on to parents who are being forced to pay voluntary contributions of between €50 – €70 at primary level and €120 at post primary.“Sinn Féin in Donegal has launched a campaign that seeks to get Education Minister Ruairí Quinn to introduce relatively simple measures that would reduce the cost of sending a child to school.“We have sourced a company that produces custom made crests which can be ironed on to generically coloured jumpers at a fraction of the cost of what is currently available. Already, we have seen retailers reducing the cost of their school jumpers in the face of competition from multiples like LIDL and ALDI.“We also believe the book lending scheme, which has proven to be a success should now be extended right across the State. “As we fast approach the new school term, this Barnardos Survey and its conclusions are a timely reminder of the financial cost and unacceptable strain being placed on many parents.“The fact that some parents are actually cutting down on food in order to help with the costs of sending children to school is an indictment of this government’s austerity programme.“It also highlights and provides clear evidence that the Back to School Allowance is less than adequate to meet the growing expense of sending a child or children to School.“Sinn Féin believes that with a little imagination and effort Education, Minister Ruairi Quinn, his colleague Social Protection Minster Joan Burton and their department officials could introduce measures that would at least improve the situation for parents trapped in this situation. “Minister Quinn’s stock reply when challenged on school uniforms is that ‘his hands are tied’. His Pontius Pilot approach is fooling no one and more must be done by him and Minister Burton to help families in these difficult economic times.“Barnardos should be congratulated for producing this extensive survey. It should be used by ministers to inform and direct their policies as hundreds of thousands of parents make plans and preparations for their children to attend schools in September.”TIME TO STOP RIPPING OFF PARENTS OVER SCHOOL – SINN FEIN was last modified: August 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:TIME TO STOP RIPPING OFF PARENTS OVER SCHOOL – SINN FEINlast_img read more

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RUTHLESS REBELS SEND DONEGAL PACKING – CATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S GAA DIARY

first_imgMuch of the pre-match talk this week centred on how much Donegal would put into winning this league semi final fixture – would it be beneficial to go all the way to a league final only five weeks out from championship Sunday on May 17th?Cathal MacSuibhneby Cathal MacSuibhneFor long spells at Headquarters, Rory’s troops played some sumptuous attacking football and looked as if they meant business. However, once Cork realised that the back door protecting the Donegal defence had been left ajar and was missing its normal padlock, they put this game to bed. Usually, a forward line as potent and as talented as Brian Hurley and Colm O’Neill would not be given anywhere near as much space as they got today but in a very open game, lacking any sort of intensity, they were afforded free rein.The full back line had very little protection throughout the match, the McGee brothers and Paddy McGrath having trouble dealing with their direct opponents. It was strange to see a team cut through Donegal’s centre on so many occasions; regardless of the importance or otherwise attached to the game, conceding four goals is worrying – you can be sure Tyrone will see no such room in five weeks time.Michael Murphy returned to the team after watching from the stand in MacHale Park seven days ago. The break didn’t do the maestro any harm as he posted a wonderful 0-8 comprised of three frees, two 45s and three points from play.Michael’s return meant all three of the team’s danger men started and it was interesting to see Colm McFadden playing the deeper of the trio with the captain and Patrick McBrearty staying inside for much of the day. It’s a role that means a lot of work and effort but will be a big help in bringing McFadden’s fitness and match sharpness to where it needs to be. The Creeslough sharpshooter is still a long way short of his peak scoring form, a number of wides and a missed goal chance in the first half evidence of this. Two fine long range points though showed what he is capable of and they will have helped his confidence and no doubt he will be busting a gut over the coming weeks to try to secure a starting spot for the championship opener. It was a disappointing week for the U21 contingent in the squad following their defeat against Tyrone on Wednesday night. Three of those lads started today – the McHughs, Ryan and Eoin, along with Hugh McFadden.McFadden put in a big shift around the middle and has become a vital cog in Donegal’s turnover ploys. He twice won the ball back for his side early in the second half, the first from a block down at midfield which eventually led to a point from Murphy and the other a tackle that sent a Corkman over the line and gave Donegal a sideline kick.Competition for starting places is fierce at present and it may well be that we won’t see both McFaddens in the line up in Ballybofey next month but Hugh has given himself a great chance to get a jersey.Eoin McHugh got his first senior start at Croke Park and similar to his cousin Ryan two years ago he looks very nimble and light but has bags of ability. There is some bulking up to go through before he’ll fully settle in at senior level but even this summer he could be an effective weapon in Donegal’s arsenal.While Donegal’s defence wasn’t what it normally is today, the forward unit can take a lot of positives from their exploits. Nineteen points is a great tally to post and will win most matches. The shooting was accurate, the interchange slick and the kick passing in particular into the full forward line was of the highest standard. Rory was of course a brilliant forward in his day and it’s clear he is having an effect in this regard on the training field. Despite the massed defences of nowadays, a precise kick pass can still give a forward a chance to collect, turn and shoot in one movement and it is very hard to defend against. We saw examples of such passes today from Karl Lacey and Odhran MacNiallais while in the second game Conor McManus ran riot for Monaghan on such ball.In contrast Cork, despite winning an All-Ireland in 2010, have taken quite a bit of criticism over the years over their hesitancy in getting ball into their myriad of deadly score-getters. Many of their attacks traditionally involved lateral hand passing and so many of their players were fond of soloing laboriously up the field even when passes were on. There has been a big improvement since Brian Cuthbert has taken the reins and much of their good play today came from direct ball carrying. They still though need to add a longer dimension to their game plan. Donegal didn’t play with an out and out sweeper today and there were times where McGrath and one of the McGees were two on two against Hurley and O’Neill – in this situation the ball must go in. Donegal carry the ball quite a bit and always have done but when they sense an opening inside the ball is delivered.The absence of Neil Gallagher was acutely felt last week in Castlebar with Mayo’s Barry Moran enjoying a free run of the park and lording the middle third. With Gallagher again missing today, it was the turn of Fintan Goold to put in a big scoring performance from midfield; the Marcoom native finishing with 0-4 to his name.On each occasion that Donegal looked to be getting back into the game and had a chance to reel in the Rebels, they conceded another major and the gap always remained. Goals have never been as important as they are these days; they’re much harder to get and are precious commodities in big games. Last year’s All-Ireland semi final and final involving Donegal are a case in point, so too the last few meetings between today’s other semi-finalists. In the quarter final meeting in August, Monaghan were well in the game until Bernard Brogan raised a green flag but after that they fell away. They conceded early again in last week’s meeting in Clones but today there was no goal concession and the Farney men were unlucky to lose by the minimum after a great display. Giving away four goals to top tier opposition like Donegal did only leads to one thing – defeat. All in all though, both teams will be relatively happy with today and happy with their league campaigns. Cork have a final against Dublin in a fortnight’s time to bridge the gap to their inevitable annual joust with Kerry on Munster final day while Donegal have now no distractions and eyes only for Tyrone.This league has seen newcomers make their bows for Donegal; some fringe players have pushed their way into the manager’s thoughts while the stalwarts are all, by and large, in good knick and the team as a whole looks like it means business in Championship 2015. Bring it on.RUTHLESS REBELS SEND DONEGAL PACKING – CATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S GAA DIARY was last modified: April 12th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cathal MacSuibhneGAA diarylast_img read more

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Race to the title as KCCA host Vipers in eagerly anticipated clash

first_imgVipers and KCCA drew 1-1 in their first meeting of the season (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier League KCCA FC vs Vipers SCStarTimes Stadium, Lugogo Thursday, 04-04-2019 @4pmLUGOGO  –KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi will have a near to full strength squad to choose from on Thursday.Only midfielder Julius Poloto who is expected to be out for a while will be absent for the Kasasiros.For Vipers, they welcome back the trio of Fabien Mutombora, Karim Niyizigimana and Livingstone Mulondo who have all recovered from respective injuries.Niyigizimana (right) is one of the three players returning for Vipers (Vipers’ Photo)Bashir Ssekagya and Geoffrey Wasswa will remain absent as they are nursing long term injuries.The duo of Tito Okello and Bashir Asiku will also be unavailable as they are still serving a club suspension over indiscipline cases.With only five games to play in the season, the game on Thursday is viewed as a potential title decider.KCCA FC go into it top of the table and leading second placed Vipers by four points.A win for Mike Mutebi’s side would all but ensure they clinch a third League title in four years having won it in in 2016 and 2017. Three points would also see them move 7 clear of the Venoms with just four games to play in the seasonHowever, Vipers would blow the race wide open if they can defeat KCCA at Lugogo on Thursday. Victory for the Venoms would see them move to within a point of the Kasasiros with 12 (points) more to play for.These are the two best sides in the country without a doubt and them equally sharing the last four league titles sums up how a two horse race this league has become.What they coaches are saying:Mike Mutebi, KCCA FC head coach.“We are playing against one of the best sides in the country and our title rivals.“Defeating them will see us edge closer to the league crown and i know i have the players for the job.“We have had a good run in the last couple of months and my players will be eager to continue that.Tadeo Lwanga, Vipers SC Captain.“It’s a tough game which requires teamwork but we have been in such situations numerous times and came out unscathed.Everyone at the club is looking towards this game with total focus therefore dying on the pitch is the only option as we know what victory means to our ambitions.Match Facts:This will be the 19th meeting between KCCA FC and Vipers since October 2011.In the past 18 meetings in that period, KCCA have won 7, Vipers won 9 with the other two ending in draws.Vipers were the first side to defeat KCCA at the new Lugogo, beating them 2-1 back in April 2017.The reverse fixture last season ended in a 3-2 victory for the Kasasiros.In the first game this season, the two sides drew 1-1 with KCCA’s Saddam Juma missing a late penalty in the game at Kitende.KCCA FC go into the game having lost only one of their last 13 league games (W8 D4). The only loss in that period was when URA FC came to Lugogo and beat the Kasasiros 2-1 on 26th of February.At home, Mutebi’s side have lost only once in the last 30 fixtures (W24 D5).For Vipers, they have lost only two of their last 32 League games (W23 D7). Both losses in that period have come in their last 7 games, losing 3-1 at home to SC Villa and 2-1 away to Ndejje University.Away from home, the Kitende based side have lost only one of their last 19 games (W9 D9).Comments Tags: Julius polotoKCCA FCMike Mutebisaddam jumaStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetadeo lwangatopvipers sclast_img read more

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A’s Khris Davis gets a day off to rest healing hip

first_imgDETROIT — A’s designated hitter Khris Davis was scratched from Saturday’s lineup due to discomfort from a lingering left hip contusion suffered in a May 5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.Davis told reporters Saturday that the pain “did not flare up again,” but rather, he’s “been just playing through it.”“Just needed a day to rest,” Davis said.Davis had played five consecutive games since returning Sunday, going 8-for-20 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in that span. Related …last_img read more

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Team South Africa profile: LJ van Zyl

first_img18 May 2012South Africa 400 metres hurdler LJ van Zyl made the final at the Beijing Olympics, took bronze at the 2011 IAAF World Championships, and ran the four fastest times of 2011. It’s this kind of form he’ll be looking to carry into the London Olympic Games.However, he is set to secure the biggest prize of his life six weeks after the Olympics when he marries fellow Olympian, Irvette van Blerk, who will be competing in the women’s marathon. For now, though, Van Zyl’s focus is on the Games.One of his primary aims will be to peak at the right time. Last year, he ran his five best times between 25 February and 31 May. By the time the IAAF World Championships started on 27 August, he was struggling to maintain his form. Ultimately, he finished third in 48.80 seconds, well off the African continental record of 47.66 that he ran twice earlier in the season.Flat speedWhat was encouraging about 2011, apart from his fast times in the hurdles, was the flat speed Van Zyl exhibited over the 400 metres when he clocked a career best 44.86 in Germiston, which improved his previous best of 45.82 by almost a second.His early 2011 performances underlined a new, more aggressive approach in which he attacked far earlier than he had in the past, when he relied on his traditionally strong finish. That change paid dividends.Van Zyl has been a long way off his 2011 form so far in 2012, with a best time of 49.42. From a South African perspective, this is hopefully an indication that he has adjusted his training to peak at the right time because if he does he will be a strong medal contender in London.International careerIt seems as if he has been around for a long time, but that’s because Van Zyl’s international career began way back in 2001 at the World Youth Championships; he is, however, just 26 years of age.At that same competition, he enjoyed his first taste of international success as part of the bronze medal winning team in the Swedish relay (100m, 200, 300, 400m).The following year, he won gold in the 400m hurdles at the World Junior Championships in Kingston, Jamaica, clocking a championship record time of 48.89. At that same event, a 15-year-old Jamaican by the name of Usain Bolt won the 200 metres in 20.61 seconds.World Athletics Finals bronzeIn 2005, Van Zyl claimed a bronze medal at the IAAF World Athletics Finals in Monte Carlo, with victory going to Bershawn Jackson, who like Van Zyl remains one of the world’s leading 400m hurdlers and potentially the biggest obstacle between the South African and an Olympic title.In 2006, at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Van Zyl won gold in a personal best and Games record 48.05 seconds, with another South African, Alwyn Myburgh, in second in 48.23. He was also part of the quartet that claimed a silver medal in the 4 by 400 metres relay.Although 2007 was a below standard year for Van Zyl, he was crowned African champion at the All Africa Games, winning the title in 48.74, ahead of fellow South Africans Pieter de Villiers and Alwyn Myburgh.Beijing Olympic GamesThe following year he easily won gold at the African Championships in Athletics in Addis Ababa. He qualified for the Beijing Olympic Games and finished fifth in the final. He was third fastest in round one of qualifying and third in his semi-final. His time in the final was a very respectable 48.20 seconds.In 2009, it appeared that Van Zyl peaked too early when he failed to advance beyond the semi-finals of the IAAF World Championships despite having entered the competition with the fastest time of the year, 47.94. The winner in Berlin, Kerron Clement, managed to better that time by three-hundredths-of-a-second in the final.Van Zyl won the African Championships once again in 2010, clocking 48.51 seconds to beat compatriot Cornel Fredericks into second place.Big improvementThen came 2011 and a big improvement in his fastest times and the bronze medal at the IAAF World Championships. Now, in 2012, Van Zyl is aiming for the biggest title of his career.Llewellyn Herbert won a bronze medal for South Africa in the 400m hurdles in Sydney in 2000, but Van Zyl can aim higher than that. If he is at his peak, his times could be good enough for him to be crowned Olympic champion.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Khattar likely to expand Cabinet within two days

first_imgHaryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is likely to expand his Cabinet within the next two days, 15 days after the BJP-Jannayak Janta Party coalition government was formed.The names of Ministers have been finalised after a meeting held in New Delhi between Mr. Khattar and BJP national president Amit Shah along with other senior leaders. The Cabinet is expected to be expanded by November 13, a party source told The Hindu.Mr. Khattar was sworn in as the Chief Minister for the second time on October 27, while JJP’s Dushyant Chautala took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister. However, no other Minister took oath.Striking a balance among various castes, communities and regions, which plays a key role in the State politics, besides the JJP’s bargaining for crucial portfolios such as Home and Finance are reported to be the reasons behind the delay in the expansion.The front-runners for the ministerial post from the BJP includes former Health Minister Anil Vij, former Speaker Kanwar Pal Gujjar and former Minister Banwari Lal. The names of Kamal Gupta, Subhash Sudha, Seema Trikha, Mahaipal Dhanda, Deepak Mangla and Ghanshyam Saraf are also doing rounds.From the JJP, Ram Kumar Gautam, Anoop Dhanak and Ishwar Singh are among the probables. Independent MLAs Ranjit Chautala and Balraj Kundu, who won after being denied a BJP ticket, are prominent among those in the race.The BJP emerged as the single largest party by winning 40 seats in the Assembly polls but it fell short of six seats to form the government on its own. The BJP and the JJP, which won 10 seats, formed the alliance government.last_img read more

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