War of attrition in Haryana Congress reaches crescendo

The internecine rivalry between Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Ashok Tanwar reaches boiling point

Rajesh Ahuja


There seems to be no solution in sight for the ongoing dissensions and rifts in the Haryana unit of the Congress. Both the camps led by former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Haryana unit President Ashok Tanwar are virtually asundered with both groups adopting intransigent and hawkish stand. Interestingly most of the Congress MLAs barring few have aligned themselves with Mr.Hooda, a Jat leader, who is struggling to re-establish his hegemony in the party both at the state and national level.

Mr.Hooda is interestingly facing inquiries by the Central Bureau of India (CBI) in several cases of alleged corruption and misuse of power when he was Chief Minister.

The latest round of rift has come out in the open over the issue of organisational elections in the state unit with both groups making allegations and counter-allegations.

North India Kaleidoscope is sharing a video clip courtesy Total TV news channel which depicts the resentment amongst close associates of Mr.Hooda, especially former Haryana Assembly Speaker Harmohinder Singh Chattha, as to how he was given time by the HPCC to air his grievances but nobody turned up at the appointed time. Now the ball is in the court of Congress General Secretary Madhusudan Mistry who will adjudicate the claims and counter-claims on August 10.



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Rajesh Ahuja

I am a veteran journalist based in Chandigarh India.I joined the profession in June 1982 and worked as a Staff Reporter with the National Herald at Delhi till June 1986. I joined The Hindu at Delhi in 1986 as a Staff Reporter and was promoted as Special Correspondent in 1993 and transferred to Chandigarh. I left The Hindu in September 2012 and launched my own newspaper ventures including this news portal and a weekly newspaper NORTH INDIA KALEIDOSCOPE (currently temporarily suspended).