Rajya Sabha member and former Union minister Kumari Selja filed her nomination papers as Congress candidate from Ambala (reserved) on Monday.
Selja, who is seeking her fifth term in Lok Sabha, had represented Ambala in 2004 and 2009 and Sirsa in 1991 and 1996.
Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was present when Selja filed her nomination papers at the deputy commissioner’s office in Ambala city.
Shelja had reached the deputy commissioner’s office in a procession in which a large number of Congress workers were present.
Earlier, addressing a massive crowd, Hooda said Selja was his younger sister.
“As a brother, I was present during my sister’s nomination. I will now fly to Rohtak to be with my son Deepender Hooda when he submits his nomination papers. I urge voters to ensure my sister Selja’s victory as she had done many development works for the constituency,” he said.
Launching a scathing attack on the BJP, the former chief minister termed the Narendra Modi government at Centre the as “anti-farmer and anti-labourer”.
Selja said she would be indebted to the people for the love bestowed on her.
“You should compare the development works done during the previous Congress government with the development works carried out in the BJP regime. The BJP is politicising the armed forces, which belonged to all. Ask them (BJP leaders) what was their role during the freedom struggle,” she said.
Selja’s father, former Union minister Dalbir Singh, was elected Lok Sabha member from Sirsa four times.
Apr 23, 2019 10:30 IST
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