Congress leaders served notice for infighting
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Last Updated: Friday, November 27, 2009, 18:26
  
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 their explanation.

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.

PTI


First Published: Friday, November 27, 2009, 18:26


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