Chandigarh, April 15 -- A week after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced candidates for eight Lok Sabha constituencies in the Haryana, it named Haryana IAS officer Brijendra Singh for Hisar and former Congress MP, Arvind Sharma for Rohtak seat.

Brijendra, 46, the son of Union Steel Minister, Birender Singh, a prominent Jat leader, will make his poll debut, thereby putting an end to his career as a bureaucrat. The IAS officer is seeking voluntary retirement from service and has already submitted his papers to the Haryana chief secretary.

Brijendra's father, Birender Singh is a BJP Rajya Sabha MP and his mother, Prem Lata is a BJP MLA in Haryana from the Uchana Kalan assembly constituency.

His father Birender Singh, on Sunday, sai...