Chandigarh: A day before launching its manifesto for October 15 polls in Haryana, Congress today claimed that there was no anti-incumbency factor and there was no challenge from opposition parties as BJP was in “disarray” and INLD was on the verge of being decimated.

Eyeing a hat-trick in Haryana, chairman of the  ManifestoCommittee, Dr Ram Prakash, claimed that people identify themselves with Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

“There is no anti-incumbency factor in Haryana. In our state, vote pattern is such that people identify themselves with their leader and in the present Chief Minister they see a leader who has the ability to take the state to new heights,” he said.

The 75-year-old leader also claimed that all the promises made during the previous Assembly polls have been fulfilled.

“We make those promises which we are able to fulfil and deliver. We fulfilled all the promises made in 2009 and even far exceeded them by delivering over and above expectations. Now, we plan to further accelerate the pace of development in Haryana and in our manifesto we will offer something for every section,”

The manifesto will be released in Panchkula in presence of Congress general secretary Shakeel Ahmed, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and several other leaders.

He claimed that there was no anti-incumbency factor and people will vote back Congress for development done by the incumbent regime.

Prakash said that when he started to compile the manifesto with the help of other members of the Committee, he faced a challenge of what new could be offered to the people as a lot of development work has already been done.

Attacking the BJP, which like the Congress is contesting the October 15 polls independently, Prakash said the ruling outfit has no danger from the saffron outfit “which is in a disarray”.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

Free Press Journal

www.freepressjournal.in