Disgruntled Congress leader Rao Inderjit Singh, an MP from Gurgaon, has decided to float a non-political outfit to continue his tirade against the state government on the issue of regional bias in development.
Singh on Sunday announced the launch of Haryana Insaaf Manch, which, he said, would fight against the “discrimination” meted out to the state’s southern region by his own party’s government led by chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
Addressing a 30,000-strong crowd that had gathered in support for his ‘Insaaf Rally’ here, Singh said he had no choice but to take the fight head-on.
Singh, who refrained from stating he would leave the Congress, said, “Agar aap mujhe nayak banana chahte ho to sangharsh ke liye taiyaar ho jao. Agle ek se do saal mein faisla ho jaaega, ( If you want to make me your leader, be prepared for the struggle. Next one-two years will be decisive)”.
Singh highlighted Hooda’s alleged prejudice against Ahirwal (south Haryana) and announced that, in future, rallies would be organised under HIM banner all over the state. The south Haryana region comprises areas like Gurgaon, Rewari and Mahendragarh.
“Farmers’ land in south Haryana was acquired forcefully by the state government. This part of state has been ignored, when it comes to providing employment and announcing development projects,” Singh said.
“RTI replies by the state government clearly shows that in the last seven years, as against 1,235 announcements of public schemes in Rohtak, there has been only 69 such announcements for Gurgaon,” Singh had told HT last week soon after announcing to hold his rally.
On February 24, Singh was left out of the Hooda rally at Bawal in Rewari district, where the Gurgaon MP comes from.
Interestingly, the publicity material and the rally site didn’t have any presence of Congress.