“I’ve determined to rejoin the Congress. My transfer is especially guided by farmers’ pursuits as I really feel this get together can higher watch the pursuits of the farming group,” Singh advised PTI over the telephone after assembly senior Congress chief Ok C Venugopal in Delhi on Thursday.
The assembly was organized by Congress Rajya Sabha MP Deepender Singh Hooda, stated Singh.
After assembly Venugopal, Hooda tweeted, “Sampat Singhji will quickly be part of the Congress. I’m certain the Congress will likely be strengthened by his becoming a member of.”
The six-time MLA had give up the Congress in 2019 and later remained related to the BJP, although he claimed he by no means formally joined the ruling get together.
“I remained related to the BJP for a while although I by no means formally joined the get together and didn’t maintain any submit. I had attended the ballot rallies of the BJP in 2019 after leaving the Congress,” he stated.
Singh stated over a yr in the past, he was provided membership of the state government committee of the BJP however he refused, saying the saffron get together ought to first discover a resolution to the considerations raised by farmers when the agitation in opposition to the Centre’s now-repealed farm legal guidelines was occurring.
“I didn’t settle for this duty as a result of I had been supporting the farmers’ agitation. Even now, I really feel there may be not a lot change in farmers’ situation,” stated Singh.
He, nonetheless, stated so far as private relations are involved, he nonetheless has good relations with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
Singh had give up the Congress simply two weeks forward of the Haryana Meeting polls in October 2019. He was an aspirant from the
section for the polls however didn’t get the ticket.
Earlier than quitting, Singh had converted to the Congress after quitting the Indian Nationwide Lok Dal in 2009. He had remained a minister throughout the erstwhile Indian Nationwide Lok Dal (INLD) authorities.
Singh stated for his total life, he adopted the ideas and beliefs of former deputy prime minister Chaudhary Devi Lal.
“I will likely be becoming a member of the Congress inside every week within the Haryana Congress workplace in Chandigarh,” he stated, whereas including Congress’ state president Udai Bhan has been his colleague since 1987.
“I used to be the state dwelling minister then and he was an MLA of the INLD,” Singh stated, including that he has excessive respect for senior Congress chief Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
Singh had additionally served as a finance minister within the INLD authorities led by Om Prakash Chautala.