Smarting from a disastrous showing in Lok Sabha polls, Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday showed bravado by claiming that the Congress would for m gover nment consecutively for a third time in Haryana.
Hooda, who was addressing mediapersons, said that there was a wave in favour of Congress in Haryana and will remain intact till the assembly elections are held.
On the rout of the Congress party in Lok Sabha elections, Hooda said that it was not a vote for the BJP but for an individual.
The chief minister said the Congress would contest the upcoming assembly polls with the slo g an “Karliya faisala karke vichar, Congress sarkar teesri baar”.
Hooda said that from June 5 he would hold meetings with the party workers at district level to chalk out a strategy for the forthcoming polls. Apart from this, he would also hold meetings with district authorities to review the development works in the region.
In reply to a question, Hooda said non-functional and inactive units of Congress at district, block and state levels have been dissolved.
“This would pave way for induction of fresh faces, who will strengthen the organisation,” he said.
When the CM was a s ke d to comment on the statement made by senior Congress leaders who had blamed him for the party’s dismal showing in Haryana.
The chief minister said they were the same persons who had either lost the election or run away.
These leaders were issuing statements just to find their lost political ground, the chief minister said.
On being asked to c o mment on the statement made by Bharatiya Janata party leader Anil Vij thats o me Congress MLAs were in touch with BJP and can switch sides, the chief minister said that if that was the case, then they should not hesitate to make their move.