Cong will win Adampur, Ratia bypolls, claims Hooda

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda claimed Congress will win both the Adampur and Ratia byelections, which are going to polls on November 30.

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2011, 22:33 PM IST

Ambala: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today claimed Congress will win both the Adampur
and Ratia byelections, which are going to polls on November
30.

"The candidates of INLD and HJC-BJP alliance will be
rejected in the byelections and the people of both the
constituencies will vote for development works done by the
state government," he told reporters here on the sidelines of
a marriage reception of Kartikeye, son of local Congress MLA
and former minister Venod Sharma.

Several MLAs of Congress from the state and senior leader
of BJP Murli Manohar Joshi were among others present on at the
reception function.
Replying to a question, he said that corruption was not
an issue in the byelections as the people were aware that the
UPA government had already taken necessary steps to curb the
menace.

Gian Chand Odh of the INLD represented Ratia in the
state assembly and his death in September necessitated the
bypolls. Adampur seat fell vacant last month after resignation
of Haryana Janhit Congress President Kuldeep Bishnoi, who got
elected to the Lok Sabha from Hisar.

PTI