INLD completes foot march, demands Hooda government’s dismissalFebruary 12th, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 12 (IANS) Haryana’s main opposition Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) Thursday ended its 30-day, 600-km foot march across the state and its chief Ajay Chautala submitted a memorandum to Governor A.R. Kidwai, demanding dismissal of the Congress government.
Ajay Chautala, INLD secretary general and son of former chief minister Om Parkash Chautala, was accompanied by over 50 supporters as he reached the Raj Bhawan and met the governor.
“We have urged the governor to dismiss the government of Bhupinder Singh Hooda with immediate effect. We have made him aware of the mayhem prevailing all over the state under the Congress rule,” Ajay Chautala told mediapersons outside the Raj Bhawan.
The Jan Akrosh Padyatra, or march to give voice to people’s resentment, covered 11 districts. It was organised by INLD in collaboration with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to protest against the state government.
With the culmination of the foot march, a massive rally was organised later Thursday. It will be addressed by NDA leaders including Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh, Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav, and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal apart from Om Parkash Chautala.
Party supporters from across Haryana started gathering at the venue of the rally here since early morning.
“We are expecting nearly 100,000 people at the rally. It could be the biggest rally in the history of Haryana,” INLD spokesman Ram Brar told IANS.