Taking cognisance of the cross-voting by Kuldeep Bishnoi during the all-important Rajya Sabha polls in Haryana, the Congress has decided to initiate action against the Adampur MLA.
Haryana Congress in-charge Vivek Bansal said, “Action will be taken against Kuldeep Bishnoi. The party high command has taken cognisance of his cross-voting.”
Bishnoi has reportedly voted for JJP-backed and BJP-supported Kartikeya Sharma. Congress’s Ajay Maken lost by one vote.
Bishnoi has been expressing his resentment against the party ever since Udai Bhan, a trusted loyalist of former CM Bhupinder Hooda, was appointed the Haryana Congress chief. He had said he would wait for the Congress party to decide his role. Bishnoi was also scheduled to meet Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi in the coming days.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has already said that Bishnoi was welcome to join the BJP whenever he wanted to. Bishnoi, on his part, has not yet disclosed his political future though he had met Khattar in the recent past on the pretext of pending work that needs to be done in his constituency. This came after the appointment of Bhan as HPCC chief.