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HT Correspondent
Chandigarh , January 13, 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. 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.