CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday said he has requested Power Minister Ajay Yadav to reconsider his decision on resigning. He added that he was yet to receive Yadav’s reply.
Hooda hinted that he may fight the Assembly elections from Indri constituency. When his attention was drawn to Haryana Congress leader Birender Singh’s meeting with BJP president Amit Shah and rumours of Birender planning to join the BJP, Hooda said he was unaware of any such development.
On factionalism in his party, Hooda said no one was “annoyed” because of him. Hooda made it clear that there was no “upheaval” in the Congress. “The Congress is very strong and let’s see who defects,” he said, when asked to comment on allegations of discrimination withing the party doing the rounds. “When one finds discrimination after ten years, you can very well understand the situation,” he added.
In reply to questions concerning the recent appointments made in the State Information Commission and Right to Service Commission, Hooda said it was done as per the Constitution and “proper procedure” was followed. “No irregularity has been committed in making these appointments,” he said.
When asked to comment on the issue of exchange of messages between Chief Secretary S C Choudhary and Secretary, Administrative Reforms, Pradeep Kasni, Hooda said it was “between two friends”.
On the status of Congress committees in the state, Hooda said they were dissolved by the party and would be reconstituted.
While addressing a public meeting in Indri Assembly segment in Karnal district recently, Hooda recollected his days as a student at Sainik School, Kunjpura.