NEW DELHI: In a jolt to the Indian National Lok Dal days before the October 21 Haryana Assembly polls, two former MPs of the party joined the Congress on Tuesday.
आज डबवाली विधानसभा क्षेत्र के चौटाला गांव में सिरसा से पूर्व सांसद श्री सुशील इंदौरा जी के कांग्रेस पार्टी में शामिल होने पर उनका स्वागत किया। कांग्रेस के विचार एवं नीति – रीतियों के अनुसरण का जो निर्णय श्री इंदौरा जी ने लिया है, वह सराहनीय है। pic.twitter.com/3ziKzH3iFr
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Charanjeet Singh Rori and Sushil Kumar Indora joined the Congress in Sirsa in the presence of the opposition party’s Haryana unit chief Kumari Selja, a party release said.
While Rori was the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) MP from Sirsa between 2014-19, Indora represented the constituency twice between 1998-2004.
The development comes days after former Haryana Congress chief Ashok Tanwar, who had contested unsuccessfully from Sirsa in 2009 and 2014 assembly polls, quit the party.
Speaking on the occasion, Rori said the Congress is the only viable alternative in Haryana.
He said he hopes that the party will wrest power from the BJP, which has failed to deliver on various fronts.
After a vertical split in the INLD last year owing to a feud in the Chautala clan, the party has been virtually decimated.
Most of its leaders and legislators have switched to other parties including BJP, Congress and Jannayak Janta Party — a breakaway faction of the INLD.
Source: Press Trust of India