IEP Karnal, January 23
Former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda has said that the BJP-JJP government of Haryana does not have a single achievement to count and this government has proved to be a failure on every front.
Hooda was addressing a press conference here. He had reached Karnal today to condole the demise of former Deputy Speaker Chaudhary Ved Pal. Apart from this, he also participated in many social programs here.
Talking to reporters, Hooda once again reiterated the demand for increasing the rate of sugarcane. He said the Congress government in the state had increased the rate of sugarcane from Rs 117 to Rs 310. “The Congress government increased the rate of sugarcane by 165%, which means an increase of 17% every year. While BJP has increased by a total of 17% in the entire 8 and a quarter years. Congress used to increase this much every year, as this government did in 8 years. This year the government did not increase the rate by even a single penny. That’s why farmers are on the streets today,” he said.
The Leader of the Opposition said that today, every section including farmers, laborers, traders, employees, rural and urban people is suffering from the misdeeds of the government. “Haryana, which was number one in terms of per capita income, per capita investment and development during the Congress government before 2014, has today become number one in unemployment, corruption, inflation and crime,” he pointed out.
“Whole Haryana is yearning for development for the last 8 years. Even the Kalpana Chawla Medical College built in Karnal during the Congress tenure was announced to be made a university by the BJP as soon as the government was formed, but till date the government has not fulfilled his promise,” he said.
Hooda said that along with all sections of the state, the sarpanch is also continuously agitating because, the government, steeped in corruption from head to toe, wants to establish another base of corruption in the name of e-tendering. “The government should trust the elected Sarpanchs and give them a chance to develop the village. Through e-tendering, the government wants to deprive the villages of development,” he stated.
The former Chief Minister reiterated the demand for an impartial inquiry into the allegations levelled by wrestlers against the wrestling association president. He said that the wrestling association president had unnecessarily dragged his and Deepender Hooda’s name in this matter to hide his fault. He said he is taking legal advice to file a defamation suit against the president of the wrestling body.
Hooda also thanked the people of Karnal, local leaders and workers for making the Bharat Jodo Yatra a success. He said that the yatra from Firozpur Jhirka to Ambala received tremendous support everywhere. He thanked the people of Karnal for coming out in large numbers to support Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra.