Bhupinder Singh Hooda jeered by hostile crowd in Modi’s presence in Haryana

As Hooda hurriedly continued to read out from his prepared speech, Modi waved to the crowds urging them to remain calm.

By: Press Trust of India | Kaithal | Published:August 19, 2014 7:27 pm
Hooda spoke at the function after Krishan Pal Gurjar and Nitin Gadkari had addressed the gathering. Hooda spoke at the function after Krishan Pal Gurjar and Nitin Gadkari had addressed the gathering.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was on Tuesday left red faced as a hostile crowd hooted him at a function in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s presence, following which the angry Congress leader said he would boycott such events with PM.

Hooda faced the embarrassment during the foundation stone laying function of a highway project by Modi. As he rose to deliver his speech, the crowd gathered there raised slogans against him and the Congress government.

As Hooda hurriedly continued to read out from his prepared speech, Modi waved to the crowds urging them to remain calm. However, the people were in no mood to pay heed and continued to interrupt the chief minister’s speech, which was lost in the din. There was continuous hooting against the two-time Chief Minister of Haryana, which goes to polls in October, and pro-Modi slogans were raised, much to Hooda’s discomfort.

Later, a fuming Chief Minister blamed BJP for the incident. Speaking to reporters, Hooda said that the BJP “has not done a right thing” with him. “I will not participate in any such function of the Prime Minister in future,” he said.

Hooda said that it was an official function and the BJP has violated the “sanctity” of the occasion and added he will stay away from such events in future. Amid hot and sultry weather conditions, police and other security personnel faced a tough time controlling the crowds, which barged into the media enclosure as Modi began his speech after laying the foundation stone of the highway project.

Besides Hooda, the other Congress leader present atthe function was Haryana PWD (Bridge & Roads) Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala. Notably, a number of BJP leaders from the state includingmany party MPs from Haryana, besides Birender Singh, who recently joined the saffron party after deserting Congress, were also present on the occasion.

Hooda spoke at the function after Union Minister of State for Transport Krishan Pal Gurjar and Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had addressed the gathering.

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    Indus
    Aug 21, 2014 at 2:26 am
    o Mr. Hooda! the function is organised in your state . you are the bloody "cheap minister " of the state. who prevented you from removing the trouble makers from the arena?or is it that they are so huge that police could not do anything? Then it shows the pority of "YOU" as a Cheap Minister. don't blame others
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      citizen haryana
      Aug 20, 2014 at 6:39 pm
      Like it can't put opinion about your state without knowing facts don't jump to conclusions . There were purely RSS cadre from other states. Still cm haryana s rally pulls largest crowds un the state. He went as a protocol and ended up being at a bjp rally. How do you expect graceful response from doctored crowd .
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        citizen haryana
        Aug 20, 2014 at 6:40 pm
        PM is person with negative mentality and unceremoniously in his approach . Breaking law seems to be his pion
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          A.V.Venkataraman
          Aug 19, 2014 at 7:29 pm
          Shouting slogans and disturbing the proceedings in a function shows the CM has been distancing himself from the public and much like the erstwhile congress at the Center has no feelings for the common man. Instead of getting anno, CM should ponder over the situation and correct himself. With election around the corner congress has not learnt any lesson from the defeat it suffered in center and will go the same ways.
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            madan gupta
            Aug 19, 2014 at 10:43 pm
            Wait he will be kicked and slapped after election. Go to Tihar with Vadra soon.
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              devesh mani
              Aug 21, 2014 at 10:03 am
              HA HA HA, you sounds like a frustrated Congress.I am in Haryana for last 10 years and Mr. Venkataraman is right.People are not connecting with Huda and Vadra
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                Narendar
                Aug 19, 2014 at 4:19 pm
                hooda is doomed.
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                  Raj
                  Aug 22, 2014 at 7:20 am
                  Paid BJP workers. This is the kind of publicity the PM wants. More will come out over time.
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                    venky
                    Aug 19, 2014 at 3:47 pm
                    The power of democracy! No more words required! This is a perfect example of how corrupt politicians are brought to shame!
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                      harry
                      Aug 19, 2014 at 5:40 pm
                      Hooda will not be the CM after October this year.
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                        Citizen
                        Aug 19, 2014 at 6:01 pm
                        If people are happy with your rule they would not have done this to you Mr. CM.It is easy to blame others for your failure and hide under that guise. Jaihind
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                          AdabSe
                          Aug 20, 2014 at 12:19 pm
                          Modi waved to the crowds urging them to remain calm. However, the people were in no mood to pay heed and continued to interrupt the chief minister’s speech, which was lost in the din.May be they thought Modi was encouraging them, perhaps there is disconnect with the leader, or perhaps perfect connection.
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