Congress chief Bhupinder Singh Hooda immediately launched an all-out assault towards the Haryana authorities, saying the state which as soon as led in development and improvement has now been hit by scams below the BJP-JJP regime.
He blamed the state authorities for “failing on all fronts”.
“The development is non-existent and governance has come down to zero,” stated the previous Chief Minister, who can be the Leader of the Opposition within the state meeting.
“Haryana was the number one state in the country in growth and development when the Congress was in power,” he claimed.
“Under the present regime, it has been hit by scams and rising crime graph. The latest is a multi-crore rice scam in the state which follows a long list of earlier scams in paddy procurement, liquor and mining…but the government is neither conducting proper investigation to identify culprits nor taking any action,” he instructed reporters right here.
News company Press Trust of India reported that officers immediately stated two Karnal-based mills are below the scanner after over 4,500 quintal of rice was discovered lacking from their inventory and another irregularities had been detected.
Mr Hooda stated the seriousness of the federal government to probe scams will be gauged from the truth that within the alleged liquor rip-off, Home Minister Anil Vij had introduced organising of a particular investigation crew however later a particular inquiry crew was arrange, “which is toothless and lacks powers to conduct proper investigation”.
He claimed folks will train a befitting lesson to the BJP within the Baroda bypolls within the state.
The Baroda meeting seat in Sonipat district fell vacant in April after the demise of Congress MLA Shri Krishan Hooda. No ballot date has but been introduced.
“I have no doubt that the Congress will win by a huge margin in this bypolls. I have said if Chief Minister Khattar is so sure of the development undertaken by his government, then he must contest the polls from Baroda and I am ready to face him from there,” he stated.
Mr Hooda stated the federal government has “failed to undertake” any improvement throughout six years of their rule.
“They also do not have any vision for the future,” he alleged.
“All they have done in these years is event management, publicising their non-existent achievements. They have only created slogans and made misleading claims instead of doing any work on the ground. Now, they have created a new slogan of providing 75 per cent reservation in private jobs, which is another attempt to mislead the public,” he alleged.
He claimed that no medical school, no college, not a “single inch” railway or Metro line was laid in the course of the current BJP authorities’s time.
“As against this, new rail lines, Metro lines, universities, IIM, industrial model townships, medical colleges, colleges and universities, power plants, AIIMS, cancer institute and several other development projects were set up during our time,” he claimed.
Mr Hooda stated the state’s debt rose from Rs 60,000 crore to just about Rs 2 lakh crore and blamed the federal government for “fiscal mismanagement”.
Expressing concern over coronavirus circumstances in Haryana crossing 18,000, Mr Hooda stated the federal government ought to scale up testing if the unfold of an infection is to be prevented.
“Testing is the key and it should be increased,” he stated.
Mr Hooda stated in the course of the pandemic when farmers had been already dealing with hardships, the federal government got here out with “anti-farmer diktats” and requested them to develop alternate crops like maize by giving up paddy cultivation.
“And what was the fate of the alternate crops which the government wanted farmers to grow. Many farmers were forced to sell their maize produce for just Rs 800-900 per quintal as against the crop MSP of Rs 1,850 per quintal,” he stated.
Mr Hooda stated numerous sections, together with farmers, have been adversely affected by the state of affairs brought on by COVID-19.
“Farmers, labourers, traders and employees were looking towards the government for support but no real help came,” he stated.
He additionally claimed that the unemployment fee in Haryana was excessive however the authorities has not taken any concrete steps to take care of the problem.
A response from the Manohar Khattar-led BJP-JJP authorities within the state is awaited.
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