Hooda predicts Cong victory in coming Lok Sabha polls in Haryana

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Adampur, Hisar Jun 15 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said the Congress was fully ready for the next Lok Sabha elections and the party would emerge victorious in the polls.

Interacting with mediapersons here, Mr Hooda maintained that the fuel prices had increased due to the hike in the prices of petroleum products at international level. On the contrary, the rates of petrol and diesel were minimum in Haryana as compared to other states, he said, while pointing out that VAT on LPG had also been abolished.

To a question, on the Sarita suicide case, the Chief Minister said investigation was in progress. The inquiry would be fair and culprits would not be spared at any cost, he assured.

While referring to the law and order situation in the state, he said there was complete peace and harmony,and no patronisation was being given to the culprits in the state as was the case in the previous regime. He further asserted that FIRs were being lodged in every case.

While referring to the visit of Prime Minister, Mr Hooda said the date of the visit had not been finalised yet.

To a question about the resignation of MP Kuldeep Bishnoi from Lok Sabha, he said Mr Bishnoi had not met the Speaker of the Lok Sabha with regard to his resignation.

When his attention was drawn towards the work of the some leaders against the official party candidate in the Adampur by-election, Mr Hooda said it was an internal matter of the party.

Later while addressing a 'Dhyanavad Rally' here, he assured the people of Adampur constituency that he would himself look after their interests and that of the area.

Mr Hooda further reminded the people that in the by-election to the Adampur constituency, the Congress candidate Ranjit Singh despite losing had got 31,000 votes. This was a moral victory as a man, who had a rich experience of 40 years in politics who could manage just 56,000 votes, he said without mentioning the name of Mr Bhajan Lal, the Janhit Congress candidate who had won the bypoll.

Further castigating Mr Lal indirectly the Chief Minister said Mr Lal had always promoted the politics of selfishness and he never allowed any political leader to flourish in the constituency. ''The constituency was limited to his family members'', he added.

The Chief Minister said these by-elections were an indication that in the coming Lok Sabha elections, the Congress would win all 10 seats.

Later, he laid the foundation stone of a cow shed in Sri Krishan Gaushala here and announced a grant of Rs 5.5 lakh for it.

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