Haryana being trend setter in nationalpolitics, the Congress party cannot afford to loose its grip in thestate. According to highly placed sources, intelligence agencies havetold the central leadership that under Bhupinder Singh Hooda,Congress fortunes in elections are barren despite media projections.
Moreover party high commandparticularly Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi is worried over the badpublicity of her son-in-law Robert Vadhera in the wake ofcontroversial land deals in Haryana. It is felt that Bhupinder Singhhad trapped Vadhera in land deals to cover his acts of omission andcommissions in land deals.
It is interesting to mention here thatlate Bansi Lal had managed land for Sanjay Gandhi's dream projectMaruti at Gurgaon and he used to say, ?when I had trapped calf(Sanjay Gandhi) where cow (Indira Gandhi) will go.?
Bhupinder Singh Hooda has only repeatedthe history by involving Vadhera in land deals which had hitinternational media headlines due to exposure by whistle blower IASofficer Ashok Khemka. Party feels that if Hooda remains head of stateduring the elections, opposition may make big issue of land dealslevelling personal allegations against Sonia Gandhi.
Sources told that in case ofreplacement, Hooda will be asked to choose the successor. Accordingto sources, in that case Hooda will bring his son Deepender SinghHooda in picture, who is being projected as the firebrand andenergetic youth leader by the entire state Govt. machinery, partyleadership and Public Relation agencies.
Junior Hooda has been addressing publicmeetings all over the state where Members of Parliament and Ministersremains present. His recent meeting at native village of Om ParkashChautala, organised by media advisor Dr. K.V. Singh, has beenprojected by the Govt. In such a way that he was capable of taking onChautalas in their home turf.
It is one other fact which was ignoredby the friendly media that during his recent visit to some villagesof Kiloi, Deepender Hooda was grilled by angry villagers. WhenDeepender Hooda tried to play emotional card saying that if they donot want he will not contest election.
Pat came reply in chasteHaryanayi,'Pahle kaun se hamne nayota Bheja tha' (We had not sent anyinvitation to you to contest elections earlier also). Bhupinder SinghHooda knows that if he looses the post of chief minister before theLok Sabha polls, then it will pose difficulty in the way ofre-election of Depender Hooda from Rohtak Lok Sabha seat.
According to sources if party highcommand refuses to entertain the name of junior Hooda, senior Hoodamay bat for education minister Geeta Bhukhal whom Bhupinder Hooda ispresenting as alternative dalit leader to KumarSelja. Notably Bhukhal was picked by Hooda and given importantportfolios.
Sources told that successful rally ofNarender Modi, the prime ministerial candidate of BJP at Rewari hastotally changed the political scenario in the state. Before the rallyHooda used to boast in public meetings that he will become chiefminister for the third time as there was no opposition in Haryana.
Hooda was right as BJP and Hajkaalliance was not proving worth of taking on him despite itsmisgovernance and corruption. The Indian National Lok Dal cadre is alreadydemoralised due to conviction of senior and junior Chautalasin teachers recruitment scam.