No space for 'monarchy politics' in Haryana: Khattar
Excited over the recent win of BJP's all five mayoral candidates in Haryana, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here on Saturday said there was no space for 'monarchy politics' in the state.
Khattar was addressing a rally organised by a camp of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at Lokra village near Pataudi, some 30 km from here.
"Ahead of the mayoral elections in Haryana, we were scared as the BJP lost three ruling states in central India a few days back, but people supported our work," Khattar said.
Union Minister of State and MP from Gurugram, Rao Inderjit Singh and his supporter Bimla Chaudhary, BJP legislator from Pataudi were not invited for the public meeting.
Without naming Inderjit Singh, Khattar said: "Some politicians believed in monarchy politics and think people will go with them in every election. Time has changed, there is now no space for such politics."
There have been reports that Khattar and Inderjit Singh have differences on several issues and have been seen debating in public for their own stands on various occasions in the past.
Inderjit Singh's family has a strong political hold in south Haryana. He is the son of Rao Birender Singh who served as the second chief minister of Haryana and represents the clan of Rao Tularam Singh.
Tularam Singh was the king of Rewari and one of the key leaders of the Indian rebellion of 1857 in Haryana, where he is considered a state hero.
Inderjit Singh was an MLA in the Haryana Assembly for four terms, beginning in 1977.
The rally was attended by Cabinet Minister Rao Narbir Singh, MLA Sohna Tejpal Tanwar, MLA Rewari Randhir Singh Kapriwas and other senior BJP leaders. - IANS