Former Haryana Chief Minister and Congress strongman Bhupinder Singh Hooda attacked his own party on Sunday just when speculation is rife that he may quit the Congress.
"When government does something right I support them. Many of my colleagues opposed the decision to abrogate #Article370, my party has lost its way, it's not the same Congress it used to be. When it comes to patriotism & self-respect, I'll not compromise with anyone," he said.
BS Hooda: I support the decision to abrogate #Article370 but I want to tell Haryana Govt that you will have to give an account of what you did in 5 years, don't hide behind this decision. Our brothers from Haryana are deployed as soldiers in Kashmir, that is why I supported it. https://t.co/xKGAtqKyY3— ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2019
Hooda kicked off his 'Maha Parivartan rally' on his home-turf in Rohtak, Haryana on Sunday. Before kicking off the rally he met senior Congress including party president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday, said media reports. However, Hooda himself was tightlipped about the meetings.
In case he quits Congress, Bhupinder Singh Hooda is likely to join Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) or form his own political party.
Hooda's hold on Haryana politics received a severe blow after NDA swept the state in recently concluded Lok Sabha elections 2019. Hooda has also been sparring with Haryana Congress chief Ashok Tanwar who is considered close to Rahul Gandhi. Tanwar had recently said that those who lost on Lok Sabha elections should not contest in Haryana Assembly elections. Bhupinder Singh Hooda had lost from Sonipat while his Deepender Hooda lost from Rohtak in Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Watch | Former Haryana CM BS Hooda slams Congress, his own party