Chandigarh, December 23 – Haryana Congress President and Deputy Chairman of 20 Point Programme, Mr. Phool Chand Mullana has described the opposition demand as ‘ridiculous and baseless’ to mislead the people of the state. The opposition parties were behaving like the typical pigeon and cat story and are not ready to read the reality, which is written on the wall.
Mr. Mullana said that the Congress government led by Chief Minister Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda enjoys overwhelming support of 54 MLAs out of 90 MLAs and has clear-cut majority in the Vidhan Sabha. The INLD-SAD has only 31 MLAs while BJP-HJC have only 5 MLAs, thus the two opposite alliances have only 36 MLAs, whereas the majority required 46 MLAs. It proves that the opposition does not have the support of MLAs and were just trying to mislead the people through their sinister and misinformation campaign. He described the dismissal demand as disrespect to the people’s mandate. He said that the opposition leaders should give concrete evidence rather than issuing unjustified statements and submitting false memorandums.
Mr. Mullana said that the opposition leaders were well aware that the overwhelming majority of people and MLAs support Congress Party, but they were using those tactics only to get cheap publicity and newspaper coverage. The INLD leadership had not recovered from the setback; it received in Ratia, Adampur and Hisar and was using this directionless drive to console their own workers after successive electoral defeats. Similarly, HJC leadership was trying to divert attention from the forfeiting of its deposit in Ratia bye-election as it has been limited to Hisar district only, he quipped.
The Haryana Congress President said that the congress party did not need any lessons from INLD and HJC on defection as the people are quite aware on how in 1999 the INLD had managed to form the government by managing large scale defections. The criticism of Congress does not behove the opposition as the people know their history. The whole exercise was being done by the opposition to mislead the people, but the awakened people were well aware of the real game behind it, he further added.