Chandigarh: With infighting costing it
heavily in the October 13 Haryana Assembly polls, the Congress
has sent notices to 20 leaders and sought their explanation.
"The party is investigating the role of the party
leaders, who sabotaged the chances of the Congress party
candidates," Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee spokesperson,
Ved Prakash Vidrohi said in a statement today.
Many candidates have given written complaints against
some leaders stating that they worked against the party
candidate in the assembly elections, the Congress spokesman
said adding the party is analysing all such allegations.
He said the results of the last month`s state assembly
election have shown that party did not get clear majority only
because of the infighting amongst the party leaders.
Asserting that the party will take disciplinary action
against "indisciplined leaders of the party", Vidrohi said
the party has recently sent notices to 20 leaders and sought
The Congress, which came to power with an overwhelming
majority winning 67 out of of 90 seats in 2005, registered a
win on 40 seats in the October 13 polls, falling six short of
a simple majority.
Later the party formed the government by getting the
support of seven Independent candidates and then five of the
six Haryana Janhit Congress MLAs also joined the party.
Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and state Congress
president Phool Chand Mullana had earlier admitted that
party`s performance in the polls was affected by infighting.