Fatehabad, Sep 16 (UNI) Suspended Congress MP Kuldip Bishnoi today castigated those who had ditched Bhajan Lal for power and said that the people of Haryana would never forgive them.
Refering to his cousin and local Congress MLA Dura Ram at a media conference here he said that he (Dura Ram) had stabbed his mentor, former chief minister Bhajan Lal in the back. " Our doors are now closed for Dura Ram", he added.
Mr Bishnoi said that all those who had ditched Bhajan Lal would be finished politically as the people of Haryana would never forgive them for their treachery.
Earlier, Mr Bishnoi addressed a meeting of his supporters at the local Setia Palace.
Mr Dura Ram, who has been recently appointed Parliamentary Secretary by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, had also organised a parallel meeting today at village Kajalheri, a village dominated by Bishnoi community.
But, if the Kajalheri meeting was aimed at preventing followers of Mr Bhajan Lal from reaching Bishnoi's meeting, it failed in its purpose as a large number of supporters of the former chief minister thronged the venue of Mr Bishnoi's meeting.
Exhorting his followers to mobilise people for his December 2 Rohtak rally, Mr Bishnoi claimed that his was the real Congress as people of Haryana were with Bhajan Lal and not with the present Haryana government.
He said that the manner in which people had assembled here in large numbers on short notice indicated that people were frustrated with the present Haryana regime.
The Congress MP criticised both the Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in his speech.
He accused Ms Gandhi of befooling the people on Ram Setu issue and said that the government could not have submitted the first affidavit without her permission. He alleged that now Ms Gandhi was trying to gain people's support by pretending that she did not know of the affidavit and had asked the government to file a fresh one.
Mr Bishnoi alleged that the Hooda government had failed to live upto the aspirations of the people. He said that the government had failed on all fronts be it power, irrigation or law and order.
Dharam Pal Malik, MLA from Gohana, Ramji Lal, a former MP, Rakesh Kamboj, MLA, Hari Singh Saini and Mani Ram Keharwala, both former MLAs also addressed the meeting.
Meanwhile, addressing a meeting at Kajalheri, Mr Dura Ram said that the Hooda government had broken all records of development and the state was fast on the track of becoming number one state in Haryana.
Mr Dura Ram laid the foundation stone of a park being developed in the memory of Amrita Devi, a Bishnoi woman, who is believed to have laid down her life protecting trees some 275 years ago at village Khejlari in Rajasthan.