IEP Chandigarh, November 26
Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal while coming down heavily on the Aam Aadmi Party for raising objections over Haryana’s initiative of constructing a separate Assembly building in Chandigarh said that, instead of creating hue and cry over this, the Punjab government should focus on its own work.
“We are not taking land in Chandigarh for free, if we are taking 10 acres of land for the construction of the assembly building, then we are also giving the adjacent equal land to Chandigarh. There is no problem in this and it is for the Chandigarh administration to decide,” said Sh. Manohar Lal.
He said that the building of the present Vidhan Sabha is divided between Haryana and Punjab and that divided portion will also remain with us. Since this Vidhan Sabha building is small and there is a possibility of an increase in the number of Vidhan Sabha members in the coming time after the delimitation in 2026, therefore the need for constructing a new building is justified, said Sh. Manohar Lal while interacting with media at Haryana Bhavan in Delhi on Saturday.
Responding to a question, Chief Minister said that Haryana is far ahead of Delhi in terms of providing facilities, which is why the Aam Aadmi Party is fighting for its survival in Haryana. In the recently held Adampur by-election, the AAP party got only 3700 votes out of a total of 1.5 lakh votes and this party dreams of forming the government.
He said that the party which always believed in giving freebies somehow succeeded in forming the government in one or two states, but when they tried to play the same freebies in Varanasi, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, people have shown them the door. In Gujarat too, they will return back empty hands, added Sh. Manohar Lal.
The Chief Minister while mentioning the scams of the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi including a classroom scam, in which they embezzled Rs.1300 crores, said that the party is linked with anti-social elements. He said that the Aam Aadmi Party’s Delhi government is running 1075 schools, while MCD is running more than 1100 schools.
Sh. Manohar Lal said that AAP blame the farmers for the pollution in Delhi, while they bought medicines worth Rs 40,000 and spent Rs 11 lakhs on its distribution so that the farmers do not burn the stubble. Not only this, Rs. 14 crore was spent on the advertisement of these medicines and interestingly only 350 farmers availed the benefits of these medicines.
Sh. Manohar Lal said the AAP government might have remained successful in fooling the Centre by misusing GST money, but not every time one can fool the government or people.