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In 2014 elections, BJP government came to power after the party won 47 out of a total of 90 seats in the Assembly elections, while the Congress was restricted to just 15 seats.
In Haryana, Narnaul was the coldest place recording a low of 2.3 degrees Celsius.
Police sources said a hard disk, which reportedly contains details of transactions worth Rs 700 crore, including property and hawala deals, of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect has been recovered and sent for detailed examination.
"Gurmeet is head of religious organisation known as Dera and had committed a grave breach of trust and he was called Pitaji (father)," the petition stated.
Both are wanted in connection with the violence that broke out in Panchkula on August 25 after Ram Rahim Singh was convicted in a rape case.
"Search operation is under way to nab three most wanted, including Honeypreet Insan, Pawan Insan and Aditya Insan. International alert has been issued on them and teams are conducting raids to nab them," said Haryana DGP
The Dera, spread over nearly 800 acres, has been divided into ten zones for the purpose of sanitisation and searches, with each zone under the control of a senior officer.
Hordes of police, paramilitary and civil administration personnel were involved in the mammoth search operation which started on Friday on the direction of Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Sedition and attempt to murder charges were slapped against seven persons, including the five police personnel, in charge of the Dera chief's security when he had arrived at Panchkula to appear in a CBI court on Friday.
The seven districts are Ambala, Kurukshetra, Sirsa, Fatehabad, Jind, Hisar and Kaithal, they said.
Talking about the possibility of firearms being present in the sect headquarters, Umashankar said that some weapons were in the name of Dera and some were registered in the names of individuals.
Locals have been asked to stay indoors as a preventive measure.
"Some people incite violence in the name of caste, religion, language and region. They provoke people into acts of violence. Such acts are not acceptable in a democracy," Naidu said.
There are still thousands of Dera followers inside the sect headquarters, around 260 km from here.
As many as 294 Haryana-bound passenger trains were also cancelled. The railways also short terminated or diverted 58 trains.
Khattar said that the state had, after the launch of 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' programme by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Haryana, accepted the challenge of improving the skewed sex ratio.