Sujanpur Tira, Hamirpur, Dec 7 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today hit back at rebel Congress leader and former Haryana chief minister Bhajan Lal, saying his new Haryana Janhit Congress had no future and poses no threat to the party in the state.
Talking to newspersons here after addressing a public meeting at Sujanpur Tira in Hamirpir district in support of the Congress candidate in upcoming Assembly polls, he said the new party poses no threat to the party since it had structure and base in the state.
Terming Mr Lal a ''selfish leader'', who always put his personal interests ahead of the party, Mr Hooda said due to his own agenda, the party had not nominated him as the state chief minister.
Besides, his son and another close relative was still with the party proving that the former CM had his own personal reasons to part ways with the Congress, he said.
Stressing on the need for economic cooperation among all north zone states, he said this was essential to give development a boost in the entire region.
''Unless the states cooperate among themselves, the entire region would continue to lag behind other states,'' he added.
Referring to the controversy surrounding ''special economic package'' to Himachal, Mr Hooda said it was for the Centre to decide as to whether it should be given to other states or not.
''As far as I am concerned, I am not against it,' he added.