Senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda escaped a road accident on Sunday while going to Haryana’s Hisar. The mishap occurred after a ‘nilgai’ hit the former chief minister’s vehicle near Barwala in Haryana, the police said. The front bumper of the vehicle was damaged in the incident.
“A nilgai suddenly appeared on the road and hit Mr Hooda’s vehicle. However, he escaped unhurt and no one else in the vehicle received any injury,” Hisar’s Superintendent of Police Ganga Ram Punia told PTI.
When contacted by PTI, Hooda said, “The animal hit our vehicle, but everyone is safe.” “I am continuing with my programmes and am headed to a village for a function,” he said.
Bhupinder Singh Hooda (born 15 September 1947) is an Indian National Congress politician who is the current Leader of the Opposition in Haryana Legislative Assembly. He also served as the Chief Minister of Haryana from 2005 to 2014.
Chaudhry Bhupinder Singh Hooda was elected as a member of parliament from Rohtak Lok Sabha segment for four terms in 1991, 1996, 1998, 2004. He also remained the Leader of Opposition in Haryana Legislative Assembly from 2001 to 2004. He also served as the President of HPCC (Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee) from 1996 to 2001.
In three consecutive Lok Sabha elections of 1991, 96 & 98, he defeated Ch. Devi Lal in electoral battles fought in the Jat heartland of Rohtak in Haryana. He attended international Conferences like World Youth Festival in USSR, World Parliamentary Conference in China, International Conference in USSR as a delegate of AICC and OISCA and International Conferences in Japan and South Korea. Hooda was a vocal supporter for structural reforms within the Congress party and a part of the G23 rebel leaders group.