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Congress deviated from ideology, says Kuldeep Bishnoi; resigns from meeting, set to hitch BJP

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Congress deviated from ideology, says Kuldeep Bishnoi; resigns from assembly, set to join BJP

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CHANDIGARH: Haryana MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi, who was expelled by the Congress from all get together positions for cross-voting within the June Rajya Sabha polls, resigned from the meeting Wednesday, a day earlier than he joins the ruling BJP.

The 53-year-old Bishnoi submitted his resignation to Speaker Gian Chand Gupta right here.

This necessitates a bypoll for the Adampur seat in Hisar district, which Bishnoi presently represents.

“I am joining BJP as an ordinary worker,” mentioned Bishnoi, who additionally stop the Congress formally “taking into account my own feelings and those of my supporters”.

Immediately after his resignation, Bishnoi challenged Congress chief Bhupinder Singh Hooda to contest from Adampur.

“Hooda had challenged me that Kuldeep Bishnoi should first resign (before joining the BJP). I challenge him, he had been a chief minister for 10 years, let him contest from Adampur against me or my son,” he mentioned.

Bishnoi was expelled from all get together positions by the Congress quickly after he cross-voted within the Rajya Sabha polls in June.

The four-time MLA and two-time MP had been sulking since earlier than that and had raised a banner of revolt after the get together ignored him for the submit of its Haryana unit chief throughout a revamp earlier this yr.

For the youthful son of former Haryana chief minister Bhajan Lal, will probably be the second parting with the Congress, almost six years after he had returned to the fold.

Bishnoi mentioned he resigned as MLA and likewise stop the Congress “taking into account my own feelings and those of my supporters”.

“I feel the Congress is no longer what it used to be during Indira ji and Rajiv Gandhi ji’s time. The Congress has deviated from its ideology. It has been reduced to a party of ‘chatukars’ (sycophants). Many of those who are running the party are those who either have not fought election or haven’t won for decades,” Bishnoi mentioned.

All selections taken by them are proving mistaken throughout the whole nation, he mentioned.

When informed that Haryana Congress chief Udai Bhan has mentioned Bishnoi is becoming a member of the BJP as a result of he was underneath the Enforcement Directorate scanner, Bishnoi mentioned, “So far, I have not got any notice from the ED nor have they ever summoned me.”

“Three years ago, there were some searches by the Income Tax Department and all cases are nearly settled,” Bishnoi mentioned, including he has at all times completed politics of honesty and rules.

“My image has been clean and will remain so in future also,” mentioned Bishnoi, who was accompanied by his spouse Renuka, a former legislator, whereas submitting his resignation to the Speaker on the Vidhan Sabha bhawan.

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Replying to a query, Bishnoi mentioned that BJP will resolve who will contest the bypoll from Adampur, however he and other people of his constituency need that his son Bhavya Bishnoi contest from there.

He, nevertheless, mentioned, “whatever is decided by the party, we will respect that”.

About BJP, Bishnoi mentioned BJP thinks about conserving the nation’s pursuits in thoughts.

“And I don’t think it will be wrong to say that Narendra Modi is one of the best Prime Ministers. In Haryana, I am impressed with the style of working of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar,” he mentioned.

He mentioned other than the explanations he gave “all these are the factors behind my resignation and quitting Congress”.

To a query, he mentioned, “I have seven former MLAs whose list I will give to Chief Minister Khattar and if BJP wants they too will join the BJP”.

Bishnoi and his father Bhajan Lal had floated the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) in 2007 after the Congress handpicked Bhupinder Singh Hooda for the chief minister’s submit following the get together’s thumping victory within the meeting polls in 2005.

The HJC later entered right into a tie-up with the BJP and two different events, who collectively contested the 2014 Lok Sabha polls in Haryana.

They had been purported to contest the meeting polls collectively as nicely however the alliance crumbled.

About six years in the past, Bishnoi did return to Congress however he and Hooda by no means had heat relations.

Bishnoi had Tuesday night held a gathering along with his supporters at Adampur and sought recommendations from them on becoming a member of the BJP, which was supported by all by elevating their fingers.

After this, he informed them that the time has come to finish the lengthy exile.

In current weeks, Bishnoi had held conferences with prime BJP leaders, together with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, get together chief J P Nadda and Khattar, who heaped praises on them.

When requested about it, Hooda mentioned on Tuesday Bishnoi is free to take a call on his political future.

“After he resigns as MLA and the seat is declared vacant, the Congress is prepared to face the byelection to be held in Adampur,” Hooda had informed reporters right here.

In the 90-member Haryana Assembly, the BJP has 40 MLAs and the Congress has 30 after Bishnoi’s resignation.

The JJP, which is an ally of the BJP, has 10 legislators whereas the Indian National Lok Dal and the Haryana Lokhit Party have one every and 7 are independents.

Earlier this yr, the Congress had appointed Hooda loyalist Udai Bhan as its Haryana unit chief.

CHANDIGARH: Haryana MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi, who was expelled by the Congress from all get together positions for cross-voting within the June Rajya Sabha polls, resigned from the meeting Wednesday, a day earlier than he joins the ruling BJP.

The 53-year-old Bishnoi submitted his resignation to Speaker Gian Chand Gupta right here.

This necessitates a bypoll for the Adampur seat in Hisar district, which Bishnoi presently represents.

“I am joining BJP as an ordinary worker,” mentioned Bishnoi, who additionally stop the Congress formally “taking into account my own feelings and those of my supporters”.

Immediately after his resignation, Bishnoi challenged Congress chief Bhupinder Singh Hooda to contest from Adampur.

“Hooda had challenged me that Kuldeep Bishnoi should first resign (before joining the BJP). I challenge him, he had been a chief minister for 10 years, let him contest from Adampur against me or my son,” he mentioned.

Bishnoi was expelled from all get together positions by the Congress quickly after he cross-voted within the Rajya Sabha polls in June.

The four-time MLA and two-time MP had been sulking since earlier than that and had raised a banner of revolt after the get together ignored him for the submit of its Haryana unit chief throughout a revamp earlier this yr.

For the youthful son of former Haryana chief minister Bhajan Lal, will probably be the second parting with the Congress, almost six years after he had returned to the fold.

Bishnoi mentioned he resigned as MLA and likewise stop the Congress “taking into account my own feelings and those of my supporters”.

“I feel the Congress is no longer what it used to be during Indira ji and Rajiv Gandhi ji’s time. The Congress has deviated from its ideology. It has been reduced to a party of ‘chatukars’ (sycophants). Many of those who are running the party are those who either have not fought election or haven’t won for decades,” Bishnoi mentioned.

All selections taken by them are proving mistaken throughout the whole nation, he mentioned.

When informed that Haryana Congress chief Udai Bhan has mentioned Bishnoi is becoming a member of the BJP as a result of he was underneath the Enforcement Directorate scanner, Bishnoi mentioned, “So far, I have not got any notice from the ED nor have they ever summoned me.”

“Three years ago, there were some searches by the Income Tax Department and all cases are nearly settled,” Bishnoi mentioned, including he has at all times completed politics of honesty and rules.

“My image has been clean and will remain so in future also,” mentioned Bishnoi, who was accompanied by his spouse Renuka, a former legislator, whereas submitting his resignation to the Speaker on the Vidhan Sabha bhawan.

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Replying to a query, Bishnoi mentioned that BJP will resolve who will contest the bypoll from Adampur, however he and other people of his constituency need that his son Bhavya Bishnoi contest from there.

He, nevertheless, mentioned, “whatever is decided by the party, we will respect that”.

About BJP, Bishnoi mentioned BJP thinks about conserving the nation’s pursuits in thoughts.

“And I don’t think it will be wrong to say that Narendra Modi is one of the best Prime Ministers. In Haryana, I am impressed with the style of working of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar,” he mentioned.

He mentioned other than the explanations he gave “all these are the factors behind my resignation and quitting Congress”.

To a query, he mentioned, “I have seven former MLAs whose list I will give to Chief Minister Khattar and if BJP wants they too will join the BJP”.

Bishnoi and his father Bhajan Lal had floated the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) in 2007 after the Congress handpicked Bhupinder Singh Hooda for the chief minister’s submit following the get together’s thumping victory within the meeting polls in 2005.

The HJC later entered right into a tie-up with the BJP and two different events, who collectively contested the 2014 Lok Sabha polls in Haryana.

They had been purported to contest the meeting polls collectively as nicely however the alliance crumbled.

About six years in the past, Bishnoi did return to Congress however he and Hooda by no means had heat relations.

Bishnoi had Tuesday night held a gathering along with his supporters at Adampur and sought recommendations from them on becoming a member of the BJP, which was supported by all by elevating their fingers.

After this, he informed them that the time has come to finish the lengthy exile.

In current weeks, Bishnoi had held conferences with prime BJP leaders, together with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, get together chief J P Nadda and Khattar, who heaped praises on them.

When requested about it, Hooda mentioned on Tuesday Bishnoi is free to take a call on his political future.

“After he resigns as MLA and the seat is declared vacant, the Congress is prepared to face the byelection to be held in Adampur,” Hooda had informed reporters right here.

In the 90-member Haryana Assembly, the BJP has 40 MLAs and the Congress has 30 after Bishnoi’s resignation.

The JJP, which is an ally of the BJP, has 10 legislators whereas the Indian National Lok Dal and the Haryana Lokhit Party have one every and 7 are independents.

Earlier this yr, the Congress had appointed Hooda loyalist Udai Bhan as its Haryana unit chief.