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“His Identify Was On Ministers’ Checklist”: ML Khattar As Anil Vij Skips Nayab Singh’s Oath

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Chandigarh:

BJP chief Anil Vij, on Tuesday skipped Haryana Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini’s swearing-in ceremony the place, in accordance with the outgoing Chief Minister M L Khattar, he would even have been inducted within the cupboard.

Earlier within the day, former dwelling minister Vij had walked out of the BJP legislature celebration assembly, through which Mr Saini was elected because the chief, in a huff.

Chatting with reporters, former chief minister Khattar, when requested whether or not Vij’s identify was there within the race for the put up of a deputy chief minister, stated, “Ministers needed to take oath right now and his (Vij’s) identify was on that (record). However he couldn’t come.”

Requested whether or not Mr Vij was upset, he stated, “Anil Vij is our senior colleague… He generally will get upset simply, however he turns into regular later.”

Up to now too, there have been many incidents when Mr Vij acquired upset over one thing however in a while issues had been regular, stated Mr Khattar.

“I spoke with him. He stated he didn’t really feel like coming (for the oath-taking occasion). We’ll communicate to him. Nayab Saini ji may even communicate to him,” he added.

Mr Saini was sworn in because the chief minister changing BJP strongman Khattar. The event to herald a brand new face because the chief minister by the BJP got here simply weeks forward of the Lok Sabha elections.

Mr Khattar’s second time period as chief minister was to finish in October, when the meeting polls are due.

Mr Vij was learnt to be upset because the celebration determined to raise Mr Saini, ignoring the Ambala Cantt MLA.

Mr Vij was not current on the oath-taking ceremony and after the BJP legislature assembly right here, he headed straight to his Ambala residence in a non-public car.

Rising out of the BJP’s assembly in Haryana Niwas earlier than Mr Saini’s oath-taking ceremony, when requested what transpired within the assembly, Mr Vij evaded a direct reply, saying “batane wale batayenge“. “Those that have come from Delhi will inform,” stated Mr Vij as he was seen leaving in a huff.

Later, photos from his Ambala Cantt residence confirmed him enjoying with a baby.

Notably, in 2014 too, when Mr Vij was among the many frontrunners for the put up of chief minister after the BJP got here to energy by itself power in Haryana, the celebration selected first-time MLA Khattar for the put up.

Mr Vij, who additionally held the well being portfolio within the outgoing Khattar cupboard, had up to now too expressed displeasure over many issues.

A number of months again, Mr Vij had expressed displeasure over interference in his division by officers of the Chief Minister’s Workplace and has stopped clearing recordsdata for the final one month.

In August, Mr Vij had denied having any intelligence enter on a doable build-up of pressure in Nuh which witnessed communal violence, and had stated Khattar may give updates on the problem given he has “all the data”.

Almost three years in the past, after a tug-of-war with Khattar over the management of CID, Mr Vij was stripped of cost of the division, and was later allotted to the chief minister.

Mr Vij, a six-time MLA, had then maintained that the chief minister was supreme and he may take away or divide any division.

Over a 12 months and a half again, when Khattar expanded his cupboard, Vij was divested of the city native our bodies division, which was given to BJP’s Hisar MLA Kamal Gupta.

In February 2015, lower than three months after the BJP got here to energy in Haryana for the primary time by itself, Vij — who then held the well being and sports activities departments — had taken a veiled dig at Khattar on X, posting, “Thanks chief minister for taking a eager curiosity in my departments. I am relaxed.” Vij was then apparently upset with Khattar who had launched a variety of programmes and schemes pertaining to departments dealt with by him.

Mr Vij was among the many frontrunners for the chief minister’s put up after the BJP’s win within the 2014 Haryana meeting polls. Mr Khattar, then a first-time MLA, had emerged because the celebration’s selection for the highest put up.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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