Haryana Assembly Elections: Sandeep Singh, former hockey captain and BJP candidate, wins from Pehowa (Photo Credit: PTI file )
Haryana Assembly Election Results 2019: Sandeep Singh, former Indian hockey captain and BJP candidate, won from the Pehowa seat in the Haryana Assembly elections beating his closest by rival Congress candidate Mandeep Singh Chatta by 5,314 votes.
Sandeep Singh was inducted into the BJP along with Olympic medallist wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt last month. Sandeep Singh had said he will now serve the country in politics after doing so as a sportsperson.
The former captain of the Indian national hockey team was seriously injured when he was accidentally shot in 2006 while on his way to join the national team which was due to leave for the World Cup in Africa two days later.
He was on the wheelchair for a year but regained his position in the team and played in the 2010 World Cup for India.
The former hockey player and Balkaur Singh, the lone Akali Dal MLA from the state, also praised Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for providing an "honest" government to the state.