'Will contest assembly polls with a new outfit'

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jun 16, 2014 10:40 IST

Former Haryana minister, Venod Sharma (66) who quit the Congress in March before the Lok Sabha elections will soon float a new political outfit. In an interview with Hindustan Times on Sunday, Sharma said he is soon going announce the name of the new outfit.

"We are in the process of forming a political outfit very soon to contest assembly elections in Haryana. We will contest to the best of our ability. I want to ensure that people's issues, which I came across during my public contact programme are taken to a logical conclusion. That will be our poll plank," the former minister said.

On being asked about the possibilities of a fresh political alignment, Sharma said there were always possibilities and vice versa. "However, in a political process the future cannot be predicted with certainty. As of now, I have no plans of joining or aligning with anyone since I am in the process of forming my own political party. But in politics one can never say what's going to happen after five years."

The former Ambala City MLA said balanced development has not taken place in Haryana. He accused successive chief ministers of deliberately ignoring the area from Yamunanagar till Palwal. "People from the GT Road districts have always been taken for granted," he said.

Read complete interview in tomorrow's hindustantimes

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