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HLP manifesto at Jind rally in July: Kanda

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh , June 09, 2014
First Published: 21:07 IST(9/6/2014) | Last Updated: 21:09 IST(9/6/2014)

Former minister of state for home and Haryana Lokhit Party leader Gopal Kanda on Monday said his party would hold a state-level rally at Jind next month where the HLP manifesto for the forthcoming assembly elections would be released.

Interacting with mediapersons here, the Sirsa MLA, who is currently out on bail in the infamous case of suicide by his former employee Geetika Sharma, said the HLP would also shortly announce its candidates for the assembly polls.

Asked when the party will make the announcement, he said "it would be done soon" and that the HLP would be first party to name its candidates.
Kanda who also launched on the occasion an audio compact disc (CD) of Haryanvi songs and 'raginis' - about his party as well as alleged misrule of governments - said the Akhil Bharatiya Punjabi Jagriti Manch led by former minister Subhash Batra had already supported the HLP and it had received a huge response in his rallies as well as on social media.

Kanda held that several leaders of the INLD and Congress, including MLAs, were in his contact and were ready to join him.

He said though he could make the ruling Congress government fall, he would not do so as he would not like to take the blame for not allowing government to work for its full term.

The HLP leader said if the BJP thought of winning over 50 of the total 90 seats and INLD over 25, it was there illusion. "Abhey ke naam se log saham jate hain (People get scared and jittery at even the name of INLD leader Abhey Chautala)," he said.

How the INLD could project Abhey as its chief ministerial candidate, he asked.

The BJP must also remember that Lok Sabha and assembly polls are fought on different issues, hence, it was wrong to imagine they would be able to repeat their LS poll performance in the assembly election.

Kanda reiterated his allegations that phones of MLAs and ministers were being tapped by the state Congress government. "When I was a minister in the Congress government and realised that my phones were being tapped, I discussed the issue with a senior police official and was told that it was part of system," he said.

"The government is still getting tapped phones of any one it desires, be it MLAs, ministers or any one," he added.


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