There is abject disunity within the Haryana Congress, so much that each faction within the party is bitterly opposed to the other, and would even be happy to see the BJP win rather than a rival within the party.
Selja will have to bind the party together, rejuvenate the cadre and build a comprehensive campaign to take on the strong BJP election machinery
Former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda had formed a 36-member committee to decide the faction's course of action in the state
The Congress high command hasn’t been receptive to Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s demand that PCC chief Ashok Talwar be removed. With patience wearing thin, Hooda is reportedly planning to launch a breakaway party soon.
Several farmers and land owners are alleged to have been cheated to the tune of about Rs 1,500 crore in the case.
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar has maneuvered extensively through the constituency, with elaborate campaigns and public speeches
Nagar, who was dropped as Faridabad candidate, is said to be close to former Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, sources said.
The two-time chief minister said he will not hesitate to take on Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in case the BJP leader, who is a legislator from Karnal, decides to fight the Lok Sabha polls.
Hooda was speaking during the Congress' six-day 'parivartan' (change) yatra in the state, which was also attended party chief Rahul Gandhi.
CBI teams raided his house here and several other premises in Delhi and the National Capital Region in connection with alleged land irregularities during the Congress leader's tenure as chief minister.
DLF sources confirmed that a team from the CBI had visited their offices on Friday, as well as other corporates in connection with a land acquisition matter.
The Congress leader alleged that the Manohar Lal Khattar government makes tall claims about development, but there is nothing on the ground to back their claim.
Speaking at 'Veopari Sammelan' here in the home constituency of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Hooda noted that in the name of 'One Nation, One Tax', the present GST brought by the BJP was "extremely tedious" with seven-tier tax structure.
Officials said while Vora (88), the national treasurer of the All India Congress Committee, was questioned two days back at his residence here, Hooda was also questioned during the same time in Chandigarh.
CBI sources said besides Hooda's residence, premises of the then Principal Secretary M L Tayal, UPSC member Chattar Singh, both former IAS officers, and a serving IAS SS Dhillon were also searched by the team.
Justice SN Dhingra panel has pointed out irregularities in the land granted to Vadra's firm said sources adding that officials manipulated rules to favour Vadra.
Earlier in July, Bhupinder Singh Hooda (former CM) government had legalised the controversial land deal between Vadra owned company Skylight Hospitality and DLF.
The vote counting for the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly and 90-member Haryana Assembly will start at 8 AM in the two states which went to polls on October 15.
DLF and Sonia Gandhi‘s son Robert Vadra find themselves in the middle of a war of words between the Prime Minister and the Haryana Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda of the Congress party.
Some of the most influential voices from India Inc list down their expectations from the new state governments as they cast their vote today.
4,119 candidates are in the electoral fray, including to 276 women in the state with 8.35 crore voters eligible to exercise their right to franchise.
Over 1.63 crore voters, including 87.37 lakh women, 88,662 service voters and 12 NRI voters, are expected to decide the fate of 1,351 candidates, including 116 women, a figure revised by the election officials last night from earlier 109.
EC will ascertain whether the deal was cleared during period when the model code is in force in assembly poll-bound Haryana and whether it constitutes model code violation.
DLF is set to challenge the HC order citing that the company got the land parcel in an international competitive bidding process.
According to company sources, DLF is set to challenge the HC order citing that the company got the land parcel in an international competitive bidding process.