Congress MLA from Sohna Dharambir Singh, who had been in a rebellious mode for quite some time, remained non-committal on quitting the party at his much publicised rally here at Kirorimal park.
Though he declared to resign from the post of chief parliamentary secretary and shun government security with immediate effect. He, however, said that next course of action would be decided after consultation with a 27-member committee formed by him.
Aspirations were high among the political circles that Dharambir would resign from the party, especially after he had announced to take a 'big decision' in the Sunday rally, the day of culmination of his 'rath-yatra' after touring the Bhiwani parliamentary constituency.
Addressing the gathering in the saffron clad pandal, he said that he was upset with the party as the party brass decides candidates in five star hotels on the basis of money power, not performance. He said that he was giving up 'ghoda-gaari and padh' (official vehicle, security and post).
Refraining from opening a direct front against the Congress regime, he, without naming party high command, said that like match fixing in cricket, there was 'ticket fixing'. He said that candidates with weak mass following were being given tickets at the cost of deserving and mass leaders.
Without naming Haryana excise and taxation minister Kiran Choudhry, he said that when he attempted to raise the issue of pathetic condition of roads and by-pass in Vidhan Sabha, he was 'humiliated' by a woman MLA from Bhiwani, who said that didn't need to worry about Bhiwani.
Attack on dynasty politics
Again taking a dig at Bhiwani-Mahendergarh MP Shruti Choudhry and her cabinet minister mother Kiran Choudhry, Dharambir, a four-time MLA, said, "Leaders like them are very shrewd in promoting dynastic politics. When they go to people they say that they want to serve the public like their father and grandfather had done. While the fact is that first their grandfather had looted the public, then their father did and now they want to loot them." Shruti Choudhry is granddaughter of former chief minister Bansi Lal, a strongman from Bhiwani district.
Why is he sulking?
Dharambir, who had remained MLA from Tosham of Bhiwani district, wants to return back to his constituency.
In 2009, he was sent to fight from Sohna assembly constituency by the Congress party. Currently, Kiran Choudhry is MLA from Tosham.
Rally organisers served notice
BHIWANI: The Bhiwani district administration has served a show-cause notice to Congress MLA Dharambir Singh's rally organisers for defacement by pasting posters, banners and huge advertisements for his Sunday rally in Bhiwani.
Sohna MLA Dharambir Singh held a rally at Kirorimal Park here on Sunday. Despite a ban on publicity material, the organisers had pasted posters and hoardings in large numbers along the roads and on buildings.
Bhiwani deputy commissioner Ashok Meena said, "We have video-recording of illegal advertisement material and have decided to issue a show-cause notice to them under the Haryana Defacement of Property Act". If they fail to reply, then administration would take necessary action, he added.