He may have faced flak for the Congresss poor showing in the recently concluded Assembly elections,but the AICC general secretary,Rahul Gandhi,has a die-hard believer of his leadership abilities in Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
The chief minister on Thursday claimed that the no other political party has a young and a visionary leader like Rahul to lead the nation in the future.
Rahul has a vision to provide a strong (political) organisation so that the nation could be strengthened, Hooda said after launching the membership drive of Youth Congress in Haryana and Chandigarh.
Hooda said that Rahul comes from a family,which has made sacrifices for the country,before as well as after India gained Independence.
Lauding the role of the youth in the freedom struggle and nation building,Hooda invited the youngsters to join the biggest political organisation in the world.
Stating that the aim behind the election process for Youth Congress was to bring transparency and strengthen the organisation by encouraging talented workers to come forward and lead the party at state and national level,he said,We all were there (members of Youth Congress),where you are now and in times to come,you will be here,in our place,and new set of youth will take over. This cycle will continue, Hooda said.
Earlier,the CM who was admitted to PGIMER here last night after his blood sugar level fluctuated,told reporters that he was all right now.
The Chief Minister sought to play down the health problem he suffered last night,saying a big issue had been made out of a minor thing. Referring to reports in a section of the electronic media,Hooda said,Some flashed that I had suffered a pain in the chest while others mentioned that my blood pressure had shot up.
I have pain in my chest,but that is for the people,for whose welfare me and my government are committed, he said.
Youth Cong polls: EC appointed
The membership campaign of the Youth Congress will continue till June 13. The party has appointed Deepak Rathod as the Election Commissioner for the Youth Congress polls in Haryana and Chandigarh. Ten Lok Sabha Returning Officers (LRO) have also been nominated and include Bhupinder Singh for Ambala,Parmesh for Kurukshetra,Mushraff Ali for Karnal,Dalbir Singh Goldy for Sonepat,Naresh for Faridabad,Gopal Sharma for Gurgaon,Harpal Singh Rana for Rohtak,Birender Kumar for Sirsa,Yupinder Mishra for Hisar and Vipin Negi for Bhiwani- Mahendergarh. In Haryana,the elections will be held for 15,451 booths,90 assembly segments,10 Lok Sabha and a state unit. The membership fee would be Rs 15,which would be further subsidised for women,those living below poverty line and members of the scheduled castes or scheduled tribes.