HJC open to grand alliance: Bishnoi
Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) supremo Kuldeep Bishnoi has said he was open to a grand alliance to make a stable government in Haryana. Bishnoi, who was in Karnal to chair a function of his party’s youth wing, said the HJC would announce all candidates by this week.chandigarh Updated: Sep 16, 2014 18:27 IST
Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) supremo Kuldeep Bishnoi has said he was open to a grand alliance to make a stable government in Haryana. Bishnoi, who was in Karnal to chair a function of his party’s youth wing, said the HJC would announce all candidates by this week.
“If any like-minded party approaches HJC, a tie-up is possible. We are for corruptionfree governance with inclusive growth and development,” he said. After snapping its ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Bishnoi has formed an alliance with Haryana Jan Chetna Party (HJCP) floated by Venod Sharma.
Bishnoi said the party was all geared up for elections and is sure of its win. However, he charged the BJP with selling tickets. “The BJP leadership has taken money for giving tickets to the candidates. Owing to its sheer political weakness and instability, the BJP has failed to name its chief ministerial candidate,” he alleged.
‘WILL ALLOCATE TICKETS ON BSP FORMULA’
Seconding the Bahujan Samaj Party’s ticket allocation formula, the Haryana Janhit Congress and Haryana Jan Chetna Party leaders on Monday said like BSP their alliance had also decided to give tickets to 20% candidates from among Brahmin, Dalit and backward communities and remaining to other communities.
HJC supremo Kul deep Bishnoi and HJCP leader Venod Sharma referred to the recent statements of BSP chief ministerial candidate Arvind Sharma in which he had highlighted the BSP formula for allocation of tickets to candidates belonging to all communities.
When contacted, the BSP leader said he might take up the issue with party supremo Mayawati if the HJC and HJCP leaders would take an initiative and contact him in this context.
It may be recalled that though the HJC and HJCP had been trying for a mega alliance, Mayawati had made it clear recently that the BSP would go it alone in the Haryana polls.
First Published: Sep 16, 2014 14:35 IST