Former president of Ghirai block samiti and member Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee and District Congress Committee (DCC) Pawan Mittal has said the harm and loss caused by chief minister Bhupindar Singh Hooda to the Congress is irreparable and incalculable. "Aspiring to become sole leader of Jats in Haryana, he appeased Jats with the reservation but they sympathised and sided with Chautalas in the Lok Sabha elections," Mittal said in a statement.
"Hooda created division on caste lines and weakened the party in the state. Rao Inderjit and Kumari Selja were alienated. 90% government jobs were given to Jats and this pushed Punjabis, Banias, Brahmins, etc., away from the Congress," he said.
The Congress leader claimed that Hooda centralised the state unit of the Congress and made it his own domain, he said. "Never before non-Jats of Haryana opposed the Congress the way they have done now. Hooda could manage to save only one seat of his son and that too with a reduced margin," he added.
The Congress is a national and secular party of 36 castes but Hooda restricted it to Jats only in Haryana and the consequence is before the party, he said, adding that the government jobs given to one particular caste is a bare testimony to it. The lopsided development in Rohtak, Jhajjar and Sonepat also annoyed the people in the state, Mittal said.