Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today told NDTV that the BJP will attempt horse-trading for the Rajya Sabha elections due on June 10, but his party is "prepared". The Congress MLAs have been taken to Raipur ahead of the elections, in which Ajay Maken is the candidate for the party seat. Two seats in Haryana are up for election, one of which is set to go to the BJP. With two candidates in fray for the second, the race has started in earnest. While Ajay Maken is the Congress candidate, the BJP has fielded Krishan Lal Panwar. The third candidate is Kartikeya Sharma, son of former Congress leader Vinod Sharma, who is contesting as an Independent.