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In a “Surgical Strike” over Congress, Ashok Tanwar supports JJP leader Dushyant Chautala

Last month, Ashok Tanwar was replaced as Congress’s Haryana unit president by Kumari Selja and Hooda was appointed as legislative party leader

New Delhi: Today Former Congress Haryana unit president Ashok Tanwar announced his support to Dushyant Chautala-led Jananayak Janta Party in the assembly elections to be held next week, a move he termed as a surgical strike on his former party.

Tanwar grabbed attention earlier this month after he protested outside Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s residence here over alleged irregularities in ticket distribution. Later, he resigned from the party

Ashok Tanwar, who was appointed the Haryana Congress chief in 2014, has been locked in a fuss with former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

Last month, he was replaced as Congress’s Haryana unit president by Kumari Selja and Hooda was appointed as legislative party leader.

Tanwar said he left Congress with pain and now his workers want him to support the JJP. “My workers want to support JJP so we are doing so, Dushyant Chautala should become the chief minister of the state,” he said while addressing the press conference.

Workers were ignored in Congress because of “some arrogant people” at the party. “There are some arrogant people in the party whose hubris needs to be destroyed,” he said Tanwar.

Congress party is forced to fight for the third or fourth position in the state assembly elections to be held on October 21, Tanwar said, “I have laid down the land mine for enemies and this is the first surgical strike on arrogant people.”

“I resigned Congress with pain and now my supporters and workers want to be with  Dushyant to publicize his party so I am doing so,” Tanwar said at a press conference where Chautala was also present.

Haryana will go to polls on October 21 and October 24 results will be declared.

Tanwar announced his resignation on social networking sites this month and posted a four-page letter addressed to Sonia Gandhi.


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