Sonia did not heed to my warning: Birender

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Narnaud (Hisar)
  • Updated: Aug 10, 2014 19:50 IST

Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Birender Singh has said he will contest the assembly election from Uchana segment.

Addressing a public meeting here on Sunday, he said, "By way of caution, I had been apprising Congress president Sonia Gandhi for the last three years that I won't contest the next election in Haryana under the leadership of Bhupinder Singh Hooda as he is responsible for the downfall of the party in the state."

"She did not take cognisance of my warnings and the party had to suffer heavily in the Lok Sabha elections. As a result, I had to quit the party," he added.

Birender Singh said, "On the suggestion of the BJP I have shifted the next rally from Kaithal to Jind on August 16. About five lakh people would take part in the rally. This would be a historic rally as the change always starts from Jind."

Slamming the Congress government in Haryana, he said, "Youths have been ignored by the government as no viable employment scheme was implemented and no steps have been taken to impart quality education to students."

Later, talking to mediapersons, he said, "Haryana Janhit Congress president Kuldeep Bishnoi should try to understand the ground realities. He should seek 7 to 10 seats only where his party is sure to win. If he continues the alliance with the BJP by understanding the real situation only then it will work out, otherwise not."

Stating that BJP president Amit Shah would address the Jind rally, Birender Singh said many Congress leaders would announce their joining in BJP.

"The INLD is fighting for its existence in the state. After the assembly elections, the Congress would touch it the lowest level for the first time in Haryana," he added.

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