New Delhi : Zee Media Corporation Limited Chairman Dr Subhash Chandra may take another career plunge to enter into politics as the Haryana assembly elections are scheduled to take place later this year, the 63 year old Dr Chandra, a native of Hisar district, Haryana may contest the forthcoming assembly polls, a Zee News report said on Monday.
The report further said that Dr Chandra is seeking feedback on what are the most important issues of the Hisar constituency. Then, the man who started with humble beginnings with rice trading in Hisar, would release a separate manifesto to address the needs of the locals.
It may be noted that in April this year, Dr Subhash Chandra had appealed to the people of Haryana to support and vote for the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC)-BJP alliance in the state. During the Lok Sabha elections, HJC had entered into an alliance with BJP, but last week, both the parties broke their 3-year-old alliance, ahead of the Haryana assembly elections. The BJP is now contesting the Haryana polls independently and is eyeing to win more than 60 of the total 90 seats on its own.
Apparently Dr Subhash Chandra’s move is due to his father’s advise to give his attention towards developing their home land of Hisar District of Haryana as the condition of the constitution is deteriorating due to lack of developmental activity from the consecutive governments and the son of the value driven family is also willing to oblige his father’s advise.
He is also known for his support towards the BJP and it seems he had expressed his interest to the party also. While, many business tycoons of his stature are aiming for national politics, his ambition to contest for an MLA seat for a state assembly is seen as an inferior position to his stature by many people close to him.
It will be interesting to see, whether politics will suit Dr Subhash Chandra or not, who is already a big name in the Corporate world through the successful business ventures in various sectors under Essel Group with prominence in Indian Media Industry also.