Although, Tanwar claimed that party’s all incumbent and former MLAs, former MPs and senior leaders of the party were invited for the meeting, but former Chief Minister Bhupinder Hooda, his son Deepender Hooda and various other leaders of Hooda camp gave it a miss.
A party leader who attended the meeting summoned Tuesday in New Delhi by Ghulam Nabi Azad, the Haryana in-charge at the AICC, claimed Tanwar was targeted by some MLAs close to former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. The MLAs pressed for a leadership change in Haryana over the party's failure to win any of the 10 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
While the Congress lost all 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana, and Tanwar himself lost from Sirsa Parliamentary constituency by over 3 lakh votes, he remained firm: “I have not resigned from my post, nor do I have any plans to do that.”
New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Congress leader Kumari Selja on Sunday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for remaining silent over the agitation in Haryana by Jats, demanding reservation in government jobs and educational institutions. Selja added that despite being present in the country, it seems PM Modi is not here. Another Congress leader Ashok Tanwar appealed to the Jat community to maintain peace and allow the system to function normally.Meanwhile, another Congress leader Kiran Chaudhary alleged that few unsocial elements are trying to pollute the atmosphere, adding that they are spreading the violence under a conspiracy.