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Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Put up united face, Cong leaders told

Tribune News Service

Rohtak, October 20

Leaders and workers of the state Congress were told on Tuesday told to sink their differences and put up a united face to win the upcoming byelection to the Baroda Assembly constituency.

During a Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting under the chairmanship of the party's Haryana affairs in charge Vivek Bansal in Rohtak, state Congress leaders were assured that internal conflicts would be resolved later and advised not to issue demeaning statements against each other.

State Congress president Kumari Selja, Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Rajya Sabha member Deepender Singh Hooda and CLP leader Kiran Choudhry attended the meeting, conducted to review the party's campaign for the bypoll.

As per party sources, some Congress leaders aired their grievances at the meeting. The controversy pertaining to the selection of the Congress candidate for the Baroda byelection also cropped up during the meeting.

Briefing mediapersons after the meeting, Bansal said the Congress would emerge victorious with a thumping majority in the Baroda byelection, which would pave the way for the ouster of the BJP government in Haryana.

Selja remarked that people were fed up with the BJP regime and would teach it a lesson for making false claims.

Bhupinder Singh Hooda claimed BJP leaders had conceded defeat in the Baroda byelection as they had started saying the result of the bypoll would be inconsequential.

He pointed out that the Congress regime had enacted a law on contract farming in Haryana in 2007 and as long as it was in force, any new law could not be implemented in the state.

Asked about CM Manohar Lal Khattar's statement that the Congress candidate was largely unknown, Hooda shot back, "Who knew Khattar before he became the CM?"

Dry day in segment

Chandigarh: In view of the upcoming Baroda byelection, dry day will be declared in the entire Assembly constituency and adjoining areas within a radius of 3 km. Liquor vends within a radius of 3 km will remain closed from 6 pm on November 1 to 6 pm on November 3 and on the day of counting till counting is over.

from The Tribune

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