BJP capable of forming govt on its own in Haryana: Capt Abhimanyu

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Aug 13, 2014 14:31 IST

Stating that the BJP was capable of forming government on its own in Haryana, party’s national spokesman Capt Abhimanyu on Tuesday held that he, nonetheless, hoped the BJP’s ally HJC would understand the changed political scenario and rework the pre-Lok Sabha poll alliance.

Interacting with mediapersons here, Capt Abhimanyu said the BJP and HJC were still allies though the seat-sharing arrangement was yet to be worked out. He said he would rather advise HJC leader Kuldeep Bishnoi as a friend that he “should appreciate the challenge ahead – which was a bigger challenge now – and remain our ally with large-heartedness”.

Asked how many seats the BJP would offer to HJC now, Capt Abhimanyu said it would depend on the number of winnable candidates Bishnoi would tell before the BJP-HJC alliance coordination committee.

“Nonetheless, we are in a position to form government in the state on our own and the writing is on the wall,” he said.

“Leaders of the Congress are leaving because of the rampant corruption and regional bias while the INLD is collapsing,” he added.

Capt Abhimanyu refuted the HJC allegations that the BJP leaders were not meeting or talking to Bishnoi and said all BJP doors were open to HJC leaders.

To a question pertaining to “Congressisation” of the BJP, he said the BJP was such a strong organisation that it would do the Congress leaders’ “BJPisation”.

On land deals involving Robert Vadra, son-in-law of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, he said while the BJP government in Rajasthan had already initiated probe into the same, the BJP, if elected to power, would probe into all shady land deals in Haryana.

‘SAD is free to have its way’

On the question of the Shiromani Akali Dal, which was an ally of BJP in Punjab, contesting assembly elections against the saffron party candidates in Haryana, Capt Abhimanyu held that the SAD was an ally in Punjab but outside Punjab it was free to do whatever it wanted to do, hence there are no grudges. He added that the BJP would contest against SAD in Haryana.

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