Former Haryana Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Thursday announced the launch party’s outreach programme ‘Vipaksh Aapke Samaksh' on October 10 from Karnal, the assembly constituency represented by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
“We will meet people and party workers in every district to listen to their problems and raise their issues. After covering all districts, we will visit all Vidhan Sabha constituencies to connect with the people of the state,” Hooda said while talking to the mediapersons here.
The decision to launch an outreach programme was taken at the Congress Legislature Party meeting held under Hooda on Wednesday. Interestingly, the decision has been taken amid the ongoing political upheaval in neighboring Punjab, where veteran Congress leader Capt Amarinder Singh was forced to quit as Punjab Chief Minister.
The move to hold outreach programmes across the state is seen as Hooda’s attempt to remain ‘visible’ and ‘active’ in the field and not lose his grip over the Haryana state party unit.
When asked whether the CLP meeting was convened in view of major developments in Punjab, Hooda claimed that it was decided to hold the meeting a week ago and it has nothing to do with the political scenario in Punjab.
On a question that the outreach programme is planned despite the fact that there is no organizational structure of Congress in Haryana, the former Chief Minister said that it is the responsibility of the opposition to raise the voice of the people and we will continue to do so.
Congress central leadership is yet to announce the district party presidents and other office bearers in the state party unit.
Reacting to the removal of Capt Amarinder from the top post in Punjab, Hooda said that the CMs have been changed in other states too.