Tension prevailed at Ambala when Congress supporters of former union minister Kumar Selja and former chief minister Bhupinder Hooda almost came to blows at Baldev Nagar camp on Wednesday.
Former chief minister Bhupinder Hooda interacting with the Congress supporters at Baldev Nagar, Ambala, on Wednesday.
The incident occurred while Hooda, who was on his way to Rohtak after the assembly session, stopped at a tea stall.
Sources said that when the news of Hooda’s halt spread, Congress workers of the rival factions began pouring in.Things began to turn ugly when suppor ters of Bittu Chawala, Hooda’s for mer media coordinator, began to shout slogans in favour of the former chief minister which was prompted countered by the other group, who raised slogans hailing Rahul Gandhi and Himmat Singh, a close aide of Selja who rost the recent assembly polls.
Singh’s supporters then alleged that a faction of party had worked against him and had supported Jan Chetan Party candidate Venod Sharma.
The tension only increased after Hooda left. Senior leaders from the party had to break the two rival groups, say sources.