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War of words intensifies between Sharma and Bishnoi

HT Correspondent   Chandigarh , January 13, 2013
First Published: 23:15 IST(13/1/2013) | Last Updated: 23:16 IST(13/1/2013)

Soon after the disposal of the three-year-old case of five HJC defector MLAs, the Haryana assembly speaker Kuldeep Sharma and HJC leader Kuldeep Bishnoi entered into an ugly war of words.

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Sharma, while interacting with mediapersons after giving his judgment on the said case, said Bishnoi "smacked of shallowness and hollowness and that he was a fukra (boaster) and lacked proper upbringing".

Sharma said that he was a defector and a son of a defector, who started defections. "He is getting a taste of his own medicine,'' Sharma said and added that Bishnoi was also 'bhrasht' (corrupt).
Bishnoi, who also held a press conference minutes after Sharma's interaction with scribes, in a counter attack termed Sharma as a "mandbudhi" (dimwit).

When asked to comment on the allegations of Sharma, who termed him corrupt and a boaster, Bishnoi said, "It is an insult to even reply to such remarks. By using such terms, he is proving that he himself is a 'mandbudhi' instead."

"Such remarks from a chair like this (that of speaker) was an insult to the very institution," he said.

On Sharma's allegation that Bishnoi himself was a son of defector, he said his father and former chief minister Bhajan Lal was not a defector, as he had felicitated joining of some MPs with Congress supremo Indira Gandhi, well within the law.

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