Dissidence in Haryana Congress on Monday came to the fore with senior Congress leader Kumari Selja firing a fresh salvo at Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, saying he should have offered to resign owing moral responsibility for the party`s debacle in Haryana.
With infighting in Haryana Congress often coming to the fore in the past, former Union Minister Kumari Selja, who has been elected to Rajya Sabha, on Sunday said she would strive to take along all the groups and tell the people about the achievements of the UPA government.
A day after his known critic Congress MP Kumari Selja filed her nomination to Rajya Sabha, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday said the decision was taken at the party level and the former Union Minister was "acceptable" to him like any other party leader.
BJP leader Vijay Goel and two other party candidates from Rajasthan, six from Tamil Nadu and two from Jharkhand are likely to be elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha as Congress leaders Digvijay Singh, Kumari Selja and Madhusudan Mistry were among those who entered the fray on Tuesday for the February 7 biennial polls.
Union Minister Kumari Selja was today named Congress nominee for Rajya Sabha elections, putting an end to speculation that former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit could be brought to the Upper House from Haryana.
Against the backdrop of the killing of a couple for honour in Haryana, Kumari Selja on Friday said such acts cannot be justified and there was a need to strictly deal with people indulging in such "horror killings".