Major Setback For Congress In Haryana Ahead Of Assembly Polls: Party's Prominent Leader Kiran Choudhry & Her Daughter Join BJP; Watch

Major Setback For Congress In Haryana Ahead Of Assembly Polls: Party's Prominent Leader Kiran Choudhry & Her Daughter Join BJP; Watch

In a major jolt to Congress ahead of upcoming assembly polls, four-time MLA Kiran Chaudhry and her daughter, a former MP, Shruti, joined BJP on Wednesday, a day after quitting the grand-old party.

Rajesh MoudgilUpdated: Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 11:05 PM IST
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Major Setback For Congress In Haryana Ahead Of Assembly Polls: Party's Prominent Leader Kiran Choudhry & Her Daughter Join BJP; Watch |

Haryana: In a major jolt to Congress ahead of upcoming assembly polls, four-time MLA Kiran Chaudhry and her daughter, a former MP, Shruti, joined BJP on Wednesday, a day after quitting the grand-old party.

While Kiran, 69, who is the widow of former Haryana minister late Surender Singh and daughter in law of former chief minister late Bansi Lal, is sitting MLA from Tosham assembly segment in Haryana, her daughter Shruti was an MP from Haryana's Bhiwani-Mahendergarh Lok Sabha seat.

Kiran who was a legislator and deputy speaker in Delhi vidhan sabha had shifted to Haryana after her husband’s death in 2005 and has been an MLA from Toshan seat four times on Congress ticket since.

Kiran in her resignation letter addressed to party chief Mallikarjun Khagde, in a veiled attack at state party chief Bhupinder Singh Hooda, said that it was most unfortunate that party in Haryana was being run as the personal fiefdom leaving no space for sincere voices like hers who had been stifled, humiliated and conspired against in most well-orchestrated and systematic manner.

Shruti too said that the Congress in Haryana had unfortunately become one-person centric, who had compromised the interest of the party for his own selfish and petty interest. Pertinently, Kiran, who had been vocal against Hooda in the past, was unhappy after Shruti was denied ticket in the recently held Lok Sabha polls.

Interestingly, even as the assembly polls in Haryana are due in October this year, the ruling BJP has in its fold members of the clans of three famous Lals of Haryana – Devi Lal, Bhajan Lal and Bansi Lal – while four-time MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi, son of late Bhajan Lal had joined the BJP about two years ago, former MLA and Rajya Sabha member, Ranjit Chautala, son of Devi Lal had joined it ahead of recent general election and now Kiran Choudhry has joined the saffron party.

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