With Sonia Gandhi back as Congress chief, Haryana unit hopes to settle infighting
With Sonia Gandhi back as interim president of the Congress, the party’s Haryana unit is hoping that the ongoing uncertainty surrounding its affairs in the state would get resolved soon. Haryana Assembly polls are due in October. Ever since Congress’ former president Rahul Gandhi stepped down after party’s humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha polls, the chinks within the Haryana Congress, mainly between Bhupinder Singh Hooda and state president Ashok Tanwar factions, had started getting wider.
The BJP won all 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana with huge victory margins. Although Congress had fielded all its heavyweights in Lok Sabha polls, no one, including Hooda or Tanwar, came even close to BJP candidates and lost badly. The only Congress candidate who gave a tough fight to BJP was Deepender Hooda who lost by a wafer-thin margin of 7,503 votes.