Cong has lost way, says Hooda on Art 370

ROHTAK, Aug 18:
Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today gave indications of breaking away from the Congress party, saying that the grand old party has lost its way by criticising the revocation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir.
The former Chief Minister also announced a 25-member committee to decide the “future course of action” for his new faction. The committee would include 13 sitting MLAs and 12 other important State leaders.
Addressing a ‘Maha-Parivartan’ rally here, Hooda said his family has been associated with the Congress for the last four generations and has always held national and party interests as supreme. He said he did not agree with the party line on abrogation of Article 370.
“We have never compromised and will never compromise on national interests and had also passed a resolution on Article 370 in the Haryana Vidhan Sabha. The BJP should not indulge in politics over the issue. What is the State BJP’s contribution over the issue when we had also supported the resolution. The BJP is wanting to raise this issue but we must not forget that the performance of the BJP over the last five years is going to be the main issue in these elections,” he said.
A resolution was moved by his supporter and MLA Raghubir Kadyan empowering the former Chief Minister to take any decision to decide the future course of action, Hooda said he did not want to take the decision unilaterally and said he would set up a 25-member committee to decide the future course of action. (UNI)