Former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda has said that Haryana’s economy was moving in top gear during the Congress government, but BJP-JJP pushed the economy reverse gear. This is the reason why Haryana, which was number one in every parameter of development till 2014, has today become number one in unemployment, corruption, crime, drugs and inflation.
Hooda was addressing the Congress workers conference held in Gurugram. On this occasion, State President Chaudhary Udaibhan also filled party workers with enthusiasm. The forum was conducted by state Congress Working President Jitendra Bhardwaj.
Speaking at the occasion, Hooda said elections to the Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha are near, and all the workers have to reach every home and every voter, and showcase the achievements and work done by the Congress government, and failures of the BJP-JJP government. “If the public compares the work of the two governments in the last nine and a half years, they will definitely vote for Congress, because the present government has no achievements to show,” he said.
“If we talk only about Gurugram, then in the last 10 years of this government, the metro rail network has not moved forward even 1 inch, whereas Congress had brought in not only the metro, but also the rapid metro. “The work of bringing IMT, big industries, projects, international companies, foreign investment in the area also happened during the Congress tenure,” he said.
“Till 2014, Haryana was the number one state in the country in terms of per capita investment, but the RBI report itself shows that during the current government, Haryana has become the lagging state in terms of investment. Companies are continuously migrating from here,” he said.
He said the coalition government had adopted not even a single policy in 9 and a half years, which would provide relief to the people. “It has trapped people in the web of family ID, property ID, Meri Fasal- Mera Byora and corruption.
Leave aside setting up a new IMT, new bus stand, hospital, medical college or any other project, this government has failed to even provide potable water to the people of Gurugram. This government has given nothing to Gurugram, except corruption and heaps of garbage,” he said.
Hooda said when Congress government is formed in the state, ₹ 6000 pension will be given to the elderly, Old Pension Scheme to the employees, gas cylinder would be provided for ₹ 500, 300 units of free electricity, free plots of 100-100 yards, scholarship to poor children. He said there will be permanent recruitment against two lakh vacant posts and the Congress would also guarantee MSP to the farmers. “Haryana, which has lagged behind in development, will once again gallop on the track of progress,” he said.
Addressing the conference, PCC president Chaudhary Udaibhan said Lok Sabha elections are round the corner and he called upon workers to work actively to eliminate fake votes in their areas, and get new valid votes made. He also asked Congress ticket seekers to form committees at the booths, and said these committees should also be connected with social media so that there can be direct connectivity from the booth to the state level.
Udaibhan said BJP-JJP have grabbed power by lying, and Congress workers have to win votes by telling the truth. “Workers should go door-to-door and tell people that Gurugram got international recognition, maximum investment, and Haryana got the fastest pace of development was during the Congress tenure,” he said.
“During the Hooda government of Congress, 12 universities, four big power plants, nuclear power plants, 6 medical colleges, institutions like AIIMS, Cancer Institute, Central University and Sainik School were established in the state. But instead of bringing any new project in BJP-JJP Haryana, it has failed to complete even the projects approved during the Congress tenure,” he added.
Along with Hooda and Udaibhan, Jitendra Bhardwaj (working president), Rao Dan Singh (MLA), Sukhbir Kataria (former minister), Karan Singh Dalal (former minister), Aftab Ahmed (MLA, and CLP Deputy Leader), Jagdish Yadav ( Former Minister), Virendra Yadav, Pankaj Dawar and several other leaders were present.