Chandigarh: Rejecting Team Anna`s claim of
tilting the scales in the Hisar by-election, INLD chief Om
Parkash Chautala today said people voted against Congress to
vent their anger against the ruling party.
"Team Anna`s claim of taking credit is wrong. People
voted against Congress to vent their anger against the ruling
party...they were fed up by the misrule of Congress at the
Centre and the state," he told a press conference here.
Chautala, however, said INLD will support Team Anna on
corruption issue and its demand for passage of Jan Lokpal
"We are ready to support anyone against corruption," he
Seeking to take credit over the verdict in Hisar where
Team Anna campaigned vigorously against the ruling party,
anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare had yesterday said, "Congress
should take cue after its defeat in Hisar bypoll and pass Jan
Lokpal Bill in Winter Session."
Chautala also demanded resignation of Chief Minister
Bhupinder Singh Hooda on moral grounds.
"Hooda camped at Hissar for the entire campaigning
period. Despite this, Congress could not save the security
deposit of its nominee. Accepting moral defeat he (Hooda)
should resign," he said.
Terming his party`s drubbing as a "technical" defeat, The
the former Haryana chief minister said, "Technically we lost
but vote wise we have won as our vote share increased to
3,49,618 from 2,41,493 in 2009 election, which is an increase
of around 41 per cent."
"Congress was third in all the nine assembly segments
whereas INLD nominee Ajay Singh Chautala finished at the top
in four and at second position in the remaining five assembly
segments," he said.