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Hooda should have resigned following Congress's decimation in Haryana: Kumari Selja

Jun 02, 2014 05:40 PM IST Politics Politics

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Kumari Selja launched a scathing attack on Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda saying he should have owned up to the party's decimation in Lok Sabha elections and offered to resign.

Speaking to CNN-IBN, the former Union Minister said Hooda should have himself offered to quit on moral grounds instead of waiting for party president Sonia Gandhi to seek his resignation.

Kumari Selja also lashed out at Hooda for his lack of connect with the party workers in the state saying that his leadership was indeed authoritarian.

"Who am I to say whether he should have resigned or not; he should have offered to resign. Should have shown to people that he owns up. He should have come to forefont and at least communicated with the workers," said the Rajya Sabha member.

Congress faced a rout in Haryana where it won just one seat in the LS polls as opposed to the tally of nine in the last general elections.

Kumari Selja insisted that the party including the Haryana CM needed serious introspection as of what went wrong. "A lot has gone wrong in the state in last few years. We did not think that we would not end up so badly. The party had been in power for so long at both the Centre and the state. Introspection needed at state level. Everyone including the CM should do some serious introspection," she told CNN-IBN.