The BJP leader, while addressing 'Vijay' rally of Haryana Janhit Congress, went on to say that ‘in fact, the HJC and BJP should have entered into alliance well before the 2009 Assembly polls.’ (Agencies)
The 57-day yatra, which covered 90 Assembly seats of the state, culminated in Hisar on Sunday. The HJC also celebrated its 7th foundation day as Bishnoi and other senior leaders of the party and BJP from the state were present.
Striking a chord with people, Jaitley said, "This (Bishnoi's) yatra has not ended. This will end on that day when Kuldeep Bishnoi will become Haryana's Chief Minister and Narendra Modi will become country's Prime Minister."
"If Bishnoi gives me permission to say this, I have no hesitation in accepting that we should have entered into this alliance in 2009. Had we done this, Hooda would not have been Chief Minister of Haryana today. Sometimes, in public life, there are some lapses and now to set it correct, we entered into this tie-up to realize the wish of the people of the state," Jaitley added.
"This tie-up is at the grassroot-level and is here to stay," Jaitley said.
On November 1, senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi had attended and addressed a rally organized by the INLD at Kurukshetra to mark the 100th birth anniversary of party's founder late Devi Lal.
After the rally, speculations were rife that the saffron party could enter into an alliance with the Om Prakash Chautala-led party as the Lok Sabha polls approach.
But Sunday's announcement have cleared the air on the matter and left INLD in a lurch when its top brass is in jail in junior basic trained (JBT) teachers' recruitment scam.
"People of Haryana are eagerly waiting to vote out Congress and see Bishnoi as next Chief Minister. From December 9, after Congress would have been defeated in the five states the HJC-BJP will start its joint campaign to vote out the Congress (in the Lok Sabha and from Haryana)," Jaitley said.
The BJP leader, while addressing 'Vijay' rally of Haryana Janhit Congress, went on to say that ‘in fact, the HJC and BJP should have entered into alliance well before the 2009 Assembly polls.’