With canvassing for the October 21 Assembly polls in Haryana coming into the final lap, the Bharatiya Janata Party has intensified its marketing campaign particularly in former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s citadel Rohtak and surrounding areas. Campaigning in Haryana comes to finish on October 19.
Hooda is a four-time Member of Parliament from Rohtak. His son Deepender Hooda too represented the constituency thrice in Lok Sabha. Hooda had additionally been a four-time MLA from Garhi Sampla-Kiloi meeting section in Rohtak parliamentary constituency. He is looking for a re-election from Garhi Sampla-Kiloi.
Both Hooda and Deepender misplaced May Lok Sabha polls, from Sonipat and Rohtak, respectively and BJP is leaving no stone unturned to be sure that the two-time chief minister loses from Garhi Sampla-Kiloi from the place BJP has fielded INLD’s turncoat Satish Nandal.
Several union ministers and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar have held public rallies in Garhi Sampla-Kiloi, Rohtak and surrounding areas. In all these rallies, Hooda has remained on high of BJP ministers’ assault.
Meanwhile, BJP Thursday introduced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will maintain two extra rallies as well as to the already scheduled 4.
While Modi launched the poll-campaign for BJP in state by holding a rally in Rohtak on September 8, he was supposed to tackle three extra – in Ballabhgarh on October 14, in Kurukshetra and Charkhi Dadri on October 16 and in Hisar on October 18. BJP Thursday mentioned Modi can be holding a minimum of two further rallies – one in Gohana of Sonipat (about 30 kms from Hooda’s constituency) on October 18 and one other in Ellenabad of Sirsa district, which is taken into account Indian National Lok Dal’s stronghold. INLD secretary basic Abhay Chautala is contesting from Ellenabad.
Hooda bought a great response from the individuals of his constituency when he campaigned in Garhi Sampla-Kiloi Wednesday. On Thursday, Khattar and former Union Minister Birender Singh lashed out at Hooda in his constituency, attacking the previous CM of their addresses and calling him a “synonym of corruption”.
About 20 kms from Garhi Sampla-Kiloi in Rohtak, two union ministers – Minister for girls and baby improvement Smriti Irani and Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad – addressed separate public rallies and press conferences. “Coming to Rohtak and not speaking of the corruption of former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda is not possible,” Prasad mentioned addressing the media and elaborately mentioning about alleged scams, together with Manesar land rip-off, Gurgaon land rip-off and AJL plot allotment throughout Hooda’s tenure as Haryana’s CM.
Prasad additionally attacked Hooda by elaborating the controversial DLF-Robert Vadra land deal. He additionally spoke at size about abrogation of Article 370 and the way it impacts Haryana since numerous individuals from Haryana be part of armed forces of the nation.
Irani campaigned for BJP nominee from Rohtak meeting section, Manish Grover. She too attacked Hooda by accusing him of favouring “Damaad ji” referring to Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi. “Haryana ke log mehnat se paisa kamaana chaahte hain naa ki aisa paisa jo logon se lootkar damaad ko diya gaya ho (People of Haryana want to earn honest money by doing hard work, and not the money that is looted from the people and given to son-in-law),” she mentioned.
Ambala MP Rattan Lal Kataria too addressed a public assembly in Garhi Sampla-Kiloi Thursday and lashed out at Hooda. A day in the past, Union Civil Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri had additionally addressed media in Rohtak and claimed that “Haryana is the state with fastest growth in last five years” including that “while Congress spent Rs 1.5 lakh crore in its 10 years in Haryana, BJP had spent Rs 4.7 lakh crore during its five year tenure”.
The Congress, in the meantime, claimed that the BJP was in a state of panic. “The kind of response that Congress is getting across the state is overwhelming and beyond our expectations. The bubble of BJP’s slogan – Ab ki baar 75 paar – has already burst. I am sure that Congress is going to form the next government in Haryana,” Hooda mentioned.