Congress' Rohtak legislator BB Batra has termed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) directionless after its vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi attended the samman rally of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) in Kurukshetra on November 1.
“On one hand, the BJP has an alliance with the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC), which the party calls it rock solid, and, on the other, one of its national leaders attends the INLD's rally,” Batra told the media at Canal Rest House here on Monday. “Naqvi's presence has created confusion about the future of the BJP-HJC alliance.”
Regarding the presence of Congress' Gurgaon parliamentarian Rao Inderjit Singh at the rally, the local MLA said the Gurgaon MP seemed to have made up his mind to quit the Congress, and he might be looking for an opportunity in opposition parties.
Taking a dig at the opposition, he said: “Chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's two successive terms have made him a towering figure and, to counter him, the opposition is trying different permutations and combinations by holding rallies or rath yatras.”
He said the preparations for the shakti rally scheduled for November 10 in Sonepat's Gohana city were in full swing. “It will be the biggest rally in the history of the state,” the Congress leader said.
Batra said invites for the rally had been sent to senior party leaders, including union minister for social justice and empowerment Kumari Selja and Rajya Sabha parliamentarian Birender Singh. Both leaders have been accusing the Hooda government for its “lopsided” development in the state.