Congress MP from Rohtak Deepender Hooda on Wednesday held a meeting of supporters of the Hooda camp and asked them to wear pink turbans during the party's April 19 rally in Delhi. Addressing the gathering at the community centre here, he also hinted that the coming rally would also decide the future of the state unit of the Congress.
"Your strength will show our strength at the rally and prove that the people of Haryana are with former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda", Deepender told the supporters of the Hooda camp.
Talking to mediapersons, Deepender refused to comment over factionalism in the party and said, "We want to make the Delhi rally historic and the pink turban will remain an attraction during the rally".
The rift between Hooda and Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) president Askok Tanwar came to the fore again when the leaders of the Hooda camp did not participate in HPCC's protest march to raise farmers' issues in Rohtak recently.
Deepender also slammed the BJP government in Haryana, saying that the ruling party had failed to fulfil the promises it made to people during the polls. "Nothing has been done by the government's to provide relief to the farmers whose crop has been damaged by hailstorm and rainfall," he added.