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Alliance with HJC intact, says state BJP president

chandigarh Updated: May 27, 2014 21:30 IST
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Asserting that the electoral tie up between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Kuldeep Bishnoi's Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) for the assembly polls in Haryana is intact, Haryana BJP president Ram Bilas Sharma on Tuesday said the party did not agree with the views of Anil Vij, the leader of BJP legislature group in the assembly, on the alliance.

Vij who is known to have reservations on tie up with the HJC had recently remarked that "no one would bet on a lame horse", thus pointing towards the political standing of Bishnoi and HJC, which lost both the Lok Sabha seats it contested.

Sharma said that in three-four days, there would be a co-ordination committee meeting where talks with HJC on "seat adjustment" for the assembly polls would be finalised. He did not specify the number of seats on which the BJP would want to contest elections.

On being asked about the recent utterances of Haryana BJP legislature party leader Anil Vij on Kuldeep Bishnoi and alliance that "koi langde ghode par dao nahi lagata (no one puts a bet on a lame horse)", Sharma said that the party did not agree with Vij.

According to the pact for Lok Sabha polls, the BJP had contested eight seats and HJC two. While the BJP won seven seats, the latter, lost both - Hisar and Sirsa. HJC chief Bishnoi lost from Hisar.

On being asked about the CM candidate for assembly polls, he said, "The BJP central leadership will decide on the CM candidate."

He ruled out an alliance with Indian National Lok Dal (INLD).

He told mediapersons that BJP had taken a lead in 54 assembly segments in the Lok Sabha elections in Haryana. "This was victory of Sangh, Dr Hedgewar and Modi. I salute the people of Haryana for such a big victory," he said.

When asked whether the party would be able to repeat Lok Sabha performance in assembly polls as largely the people had voted for Modi and not the BJP, he replied, "Modi is BJP and BJP is Modi."