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Hooda doesn’t rule out tie-up for Assembly poll

Hooda doesn’t rule out tie-up for Assembly poll
Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 12

Former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has said the Congress is capable of contesting the Haryana Assembly elections by itself, but he did not rule out the possibility of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) snapping ties.

He said this at a press conference here on Tuesday.

“Everybody is familiar with the INLD. None of its alliance last. This, too, is likely to meet the same fate,” he said.

When asked if an alliance was possible between the Congress and the BSP, Hooda said if the two parties tie up at the national level, the states would follow suit. “There are several possibilities in politics.”

He claimed the BJP government in the state had failed on all fronts. “Farmers are the worst hit. They are awaiting payment for their produce. Cane dues have exceeded Rs747 crore, while the state is selling the most expensive diesel,” the Congress leader said.

“If the Congress comes to power, it will bring fuel under the GST regime. The party has been opposing the GST because the BJP has changed the essence of it and put the common man at a disadvantage,” he said.

The power and water crisis had deepened in the state. “If we come to power, we will waive farm loans and enhancement dues of residents of HUDA sectors,” he said

He announced the schedule of his public programmes for the coming months. Three programmes will be held in Mewat in Nuh, Punhana and Firozepur Jhirka.

“In July, we will hold programmes in Fatehabad and Yamunanagar. And in August, the programme will be held in August,” he said, adding he was getting a tremendous response from the public.


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