Chandigarh, October 19: Congress party received another jolt today, when senior Congress leader & Congress nominee from Pai assembly segment in the last assembly polls, Mr Sajjan Singh Dhull along with his thousands of supporters joined Indian National Lok Dal (INLD).
While announcing his decision to join INLD at a big public rally organised at Pai village of district Kaithal on Sunday, Mr Dhull said that only INLD president and former Haryana Chief Minister, Chaudhary Om Parkash Chautala can give right direction to the state.
While addressing the rally Mr Chautala launched a scathing attack on Congress party for failing to control terrorism and inflation. He said that Congress governments have no concrete policy on the terrorism at the state and national level. INLD has joined NDA to completely rout Congress party as it is the only alternative to Congress alliance, he elaborated. All parties should give priority to the national interests, he added.
Mr Chautala said that Congress party is anti farmer and has no concern for them or their problems. When share market falls, Prime Minister, Finance Minister & Planning Commission chairman immediately come out with a statement assuring to save it. Where as on the other hand, when the farmer’s produce suffer from natural or some other calamities, what to speak of relief, it show no concern, he further added.
Amidst wide applause from the people, Mr Chautala said that INLD government would increase old age, widow and disability pension to Rs 700 per month. He also reiterated his commitment for the enhancement of government acquisition land rates to Rs 1 crore in NCR areas and Rs 50 lakh in non-NCR areas.
Mr Chautala also took UPA & Congress government to task for inflation, electricity & law & order problems. He said that the people should teach a suitable lesson to such government. He also scoffed off the so called secular character of Congress party.
Mr Chautala also ridiculed the Congress party for ‘looting and plundering’ the state of Haryana. He also accused the Congress of adopting policy of petty selfish interests. "It has always adopted dual policy on SYL and Yamuna water accord", he further added.
INLD leader and former Chief Parliamentary Secretary Ram Pal Majra welcomed Mr Dhull into the party. Former minister Narender Sharma, former MLA Makhan Singh, Lila Ram, Kaithal district INLD president Kailash Bhagat and other senior leaders also addressed the public rally.