Disowning his elder son for marrying second time, former Haryana Chief Minister Bhajan Lal said on Monday that Chander Mohan's act had made him "hang his head in shame".
"The act of (remarrying by) my son is something shameful for me, my family and the state. I always lived with my head high, but this act has lowered it," Lal said on Monday, a day after Chander Mohan was sacked as the deputy chief minister of Haryana when he surfaced on Sunday after mysteriously disappearing for a month from public view.
"I condemn Chander Mohan's act and disown him from my family. He has no links with us after his 'harkat' (act)," Bhajan Lal told media-persons in the presence of his wife Jasma Devi and younger son Kuldeep Bishnoi at his residence in Hissar.
Lal said that he and his family stood by Chander Mohan's first wife Seema, son Siddhartha and daughter Damini. "Their upbringing would be my responsibility," he said.
The former chief minister said he had always worked for the society and the state and tried to set an example before the people.
Asked if the action of 43-year-old Chander Mohan would adversely affect poll prospects of Haryana Janhit Congress led by Kuldeep Bishnoi, Lal said, "There would be no effect as in the past two years, he (Chander Mohan) and we had adopted a different approach. "He was with the Congress whereas we were in the HJC-BL," the former CM said.
Commenting on the act of his elder brother, Bishnoi said, "Politicians and public men should set an example and work for the society instead of doing such acts."
On his brother being missing since past over a month, the former MP from Bhiwani said, "We were not aware about his whereabouts. I could talk to him just once when he said that he was on a pilgrimage to the Vaishno Devi Shrine."
Kuldeep said that they came to know about Chander Mohan's second marriage to one Anuradha through a news channel on Sunday.