Kuldeep Bishnoi a 'fukra': Assembly Speaker Kuldeep Sharma

Minutes after delivering the judgement on the five HJC MLAs who had crossed over to the Congress, Assembly Speaker Kuldeep Sharma turned combative and triggered a row by dubbing Hisar MP and HJC president Kuldeep Bishnoi as a "fukra" (loafer) and a master defector. It invited sharp reaction from Bishnoi who slammed the Speaker for "raping the Anti-defection Law".

Earlier, firing the first salvo at the HJC chief, the Speaker said: "Bishnoi had said if the Speaker does not decide (the disqualification case soon), he will go to jail. That shows his shallowness, hollowness, lack of education and his upbringing. It shows he is a 'fukra'."

Launching a sharp attack on Bishnoi, son of late chief minister Bhajan Lal, the Speaker said, "Bishnoi calls (Rohtak MP and Chief Minister Hooda's son) Deepinder Hooda a chap who has a lot to learn and that the Speaker's degrees should be checked. After hearing him, I have come to know what a fukra is. He (Bishnoi) is an embodiment of fukrapanti. His character is that of a master defector." Sharma added, "...His father defected in 1979 and started Aya Ram Gaya Ram politics in the state. He (Bhajan Lal) was known for trading MLAs and had taken pride on the fact that he traded legislators."

Bishnoi refuted the Speaker's allegations and said he may file a defamation suit after going through the CD of today's news conference. He attacked the Speaker for being a "typical Congressman". "His politics and standing as a politician can be judged from the fact that he contested five elections and twice lost his deposit. God knows how he won one (election)," Bishnoi said.

Bishnoi said, "More than being shocked, I am embarrassed over his utterances. I never expected justice from him. The only solace is the case is now out of his hands and we can approach next court of law."

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