Cong to release manifesto on October 1: Hooda

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Karnal
  • Updated: Sep 28, 2014 08:51 IST

Chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has said the Congress would release its election manifesto on October 1.

Addressing mediapersons after accompanying the Congress candidates who filed their nomination papers in Karnal on Saturday, Hooda said that the Congress would emerge victorious in the assembly elections.

Commenting on Indian National Lok Dal president Om Prakash Chautala's recent statement that he would take oath as the next Haryana chief minister from Tihar jail, Hooda said the jailed leader was trying to mislead people.

Ridiculing the statement that Chautala made at a function at Jind early this week, Hooda said if someone thinks of taking oath as CM and working from a jail, would the entire state government run from a prison? He said such statements lower the importance of democracy.

"It (Chautala's statement) is nothing but a political gimmick to woo the voters by a losing party. Does it mean that the assembly sessions will be called in jail? Responsible voters do not want to elect a government whose leaders are in jail or promise to run government from behind the bars," he said.

Meanwhile, Hooda said the top party leadership, including Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi, would campaign for the party candidates in days to come.

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