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With CM dream, Birender relaunches attack on Hooda

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  ROHTAK, August 17, 2013
First Published: 00:10 IST(17/8/2013) | Last Updated: 00:12 IST(17/8/2013)

Rajya Sabha MP Birender Singh once again took a dig at the Congress leadership in Haryana, on Friday.

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Launching a veiled attack on chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda while addressing mediapersons at Chottu Ram dharmsala here, he said: "Those who work for the empowerment of the party are being singled out and not respected by the parties, including Congress, in the state, but it will not continue for long as party workers have decided to see change at the top level."

He was here to extend invitation to party workers to remain present at a rally he was organising in Jind on August 20.

"Yaha to wo neta jo kal tak party karyakarta ki himakat karte the, aaj wo khud hi, apne bete ko, biwi ko or bhai ko age rakhte, unhay aam party karyakarta dikhayi nahi deta. (Party leaders who used to advocate for the rights of party workers have started discriminating and favouring their own son, wife and brother)," Singh said.

Reviving his connect with Rohtak district, he said: "Koi mujhe keh raha tha ki Rohtak CM city hai. Lekin CM se pehle ye meri city hai. Mein paida bhi yaha hua or pure 21 saal main yahin raha (Somebody was telling me that Rohtak is the CM city. But before CM, it is my city. I was born here and lived here for 21 years)."

Expressing his desire to be the next chief minister, he said: "There is nothing to worry about. Rohak will remain the CM city later also as people of this city have special bonding with me."

On the visit of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to his August 20 rally in Jind, he said: "People are repeatedly asking me whether she would be coming or not, but I want to reiterate that Sonia Gandhi would attend the rally being organised by me in Jind."

He claimed that the rally would reaffirm the electorate desperation for change. He said people had got sick of regionalism, discrimination and lawlessness and would prove that they wanted change by showing their presence in the form of large gathering.

He said he had sent an invitation to all Congress MPs, MLAs, former MPs and MLAs. On being asked about sending invitation to the chief minister, he said: "Hooda is also an MLA, so an invitation has been sent to him as well along with other Congress MLAs."


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