New Delhi: Shocked at the Congress candidate’s debacle in the Hisar parliamentary by-poll held more than a month back, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday did not shy away from expressing happiness at the party’s victory at Ratia Assembly seat and termed it as unprecedented.

The Chief Minister said it will have a big effect on the state politics and was an indicator of the results in poll-bound Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.

"This is not an ordinary victory. The Congress victory in Ratia is unprecedented," Hooda told reporters here at Haryana Bhawan after the oath-taking function of newly-elected legislator Jarnail Singh.

Not missing a chance, Hooda flayed the Opposition and said, “The INLD is a party of father and his two sons while the HJC is a husband-wife party. But, the Congress is everyone's party.”

Elated over the party’s win, Hooda said the party is going to form the government for the third consecutive term. "The victory is a result of the development in the state initiated by the Congress regime under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi," he said, adding "it is the defeat of all those who indulge in politics of caste, religion, corruption, falsehood and nepotism."

When asked about the Anna factor playing a role in the Hisar bypolls, Hooda refused to give a direct reply and said, "Corruption cannot end till those indulging in corruption are eradicated."

On action against his detractors charged with working against the party candidate in the Hisar bypolls, Hooda said, "It is an internal matter of the party".

JPN/Bureau