New Delhi, Dec 3 (UNI) The Congress Party today sought to downplay the launch of a new party by former Haryana Chief Minister and Congress legislator Bhajan Lal and his MP son Kuldeep Bishnoi, when it indicated that it did not expect any threat from the new outfit.
''Anybody who has knolwedge of Indian political history knows the status and sad plight of those who leave, neglect or revolt against the mother party to whom they owe their political stature,'' AICC Spokesman Abishek Manu Singhvi told mediapersons.
''Such people who chose to ignore lessons of that history, they are condemned to repeat it,'' he said, when asked if the launch of ''Haryana Janhit Congress'' would affect the party in the state.
Asked about the anti-Sonia remarks of Mr Bishnoi, who was suspended from the Congress last year, Dr Singhvi said the party had made note of those remarks which ''are false and insulting.'' Asked what action would be taken by the party against MP Bishnoi, who still continues to be the party's MP, the spokesman said he was a suspended member of the party and it was for the Disciplinary Action Committee to take a decision.
Mr Bishnoi, who will be the chief of the new outfit, announced on Saturday that he would resign from his Lok Sabha seat on June 1 next year, after strenghthening the party organisation up to polling booth level.
''She murdered democracy in the party by foisting Bhupinder Singh Hooda as Chief Minister of Haryana against the wishes of party MLAs and the people of the state, who had voted the Congress to power in the hope that Mr Bhajan Lal would be the Chief Minister,'' Mr Bishnoi said while lambasting Congress president Sonia Gandhi at a rally in Rohtak marking the launch of the new party.