Decision on BJP-JJP alliance for LS polls to be taken later: State BJP chief


Haryana BJP president Om Prakash Dhankar on Monday asserted that the BJP-JJP alliance is on firm footing and doing well, and said any decision on contesting next year’s parliamentary election jointly will be taken at a later stage.
Asked about his party’s stand with regard to senior leader Birender Singh’s suggestion that the BJP should fight all Lok Sabha seats in Haryana on its own, Dhankar said a decision will be taken at the right time. “We are in alliance right now. This question relates to the future, when that time comes, the party will take a decision,” he told reporters. Dhankar had recently urged party workers to prepare to retain all 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana, indicating that the party going it alone in the polls cannot be ruled out.
On Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification from Parliament, he said the opposition had portrayed the whole thing as if the BJP had done any injustice. “But people have realised their ‘nautanki’. It is Congress’ habit to build up such a narrative and spread it throughout the country, but people are wise. We will also not allow such a narrative to be built up,” he said. He alleged that earlier too, the Congress “peddled this narrative that Congress people secured the country’s freedom.”
Dhankar claimed that 13,500 people faced the gallows during the freedom struggle, and “not one of them was a Congressman”. “Thousands were sent to Kalapanji (a cellular jail), but not even one Congress person went to jail due to this. Who was responsible for the country’s partition?”