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Poll diary: All's not well with Haryana's First Family

March 14, 2014 19:51 IST

Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda is down with a severe backache and his dad, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, has a new headache! Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/

The ruling Hoodas in Haryana seem to have many problems.

Deepender Singh Hooda, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's son and the Member of Parliament from Rohtak, is down with a slipped disc and severe backache.

With the Lok Sabha poll scheduled to be held on April 8 inching closer, Hooda Jr is stranded in his New Delhi home.

Each day, the crowd of faithful workers who come to visit him at 9, Pandit Pant Marg, get a dekho of Deepender lying on the bed.

Deepender, a close associate of Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, has started addressing them from his bed, which is in the room next to the 'reception area' at his home.

He gives the Congress workers instructions and seeks feedback about his poll campaign.

The young Hooda's health issue comes at a time when his dad is busy disassociating himself from close buddy Vinod Sharma who has walked out of the Congress.

The CM insists he has nothing to do with Sharma, a media and real estate baron.

But his detractors have been calling on Congress President Sonia Gandhi each day with details of Sharma's alleged business dealings with the Hoodas.

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