Rao Inderjit plans to expand political activities across state
The Union Minister of State for Planning, Chemical and Fertilizers, Rao Inderjit Singh, appears to be aiming for a bigger role for him after the 2019 polls and with ostensibly this in mind, he plans to expand his political activities across the state in the coming months.
Though the minister does not admit that he is eyeing some more important assignments for him after the next year’s elections, yet he says even during the last Parliamentary elections people gave him votes to see him Chief Minister of the state.
Whether he still aspires to become the CM after the 2019 elections, the minister said, “Now, I have buried all my aspirations.”
“The objective of my rallies is to strengthen democracy,” Rao adds. The minister is to address two rallies at Firozepur Jhirka (Mewat) and Palwal in October and then move on to the other districts of the NCR next month.
Talking to The Tribune, Rao said that rallies across the state would be organised in the run-up to the Assembly elections once the Parliamentary elections were over.
“I will go wherever people call me to address rallies. There are no area restrictions for any politician. My differences with former CM Bhajan Lal started only because he wanted me to restrict to my own Assembly segment. I told him that then he should also restrict himself to his Adampur Assembly segment alone,” he adds.
Seen directly and indirectly confronting Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar during functions in his Gurugram Parliamentary constituency in the recent days, Rao denied he had any differences whatsoever with the CM.
“I enjoy cordial relations with Khattar. Even with Bhupinder Singh Hooda, I have very good relations. His son Deepender is very dear to me. In politics, people should maintain respect for each other irrespective of the political affiliations,” he said.