Expressing displeasure over discrimination by the Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led government, Gurgaon MP Rao Inderjit Singh said he has been sidelined from the inauguration of the crucial Rewari-Rohtak rail track on Tuesday.
While Gurgaon and Rewari have a rail link, the 75-kilometre-long new track had been a longstanding demand of locals to bring Jhajjar and other parts of Haryana on the national rail map. The Lok Sabha member represents Gurgaon in Haryana and is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC). Singh originally hails from Rewari which used to be a part of the Gurgaon parliamentary constituency before the delimitation in 2009.
"The protocol requires that I be invited to the inauguration of the rail link. However, I didn't get any invite," Rao told HT on the sidelines of the inauguration of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) data centre in Manesar on Tuesday by the Haryana chief minister.
Rao has often made veiled attacks, accusing the Hooda government of neglecting the South Haryana region - Rewari-Mahendergarh-Gurgaon belt.
Hooda is a known detractor of Singh though both politicians are affiliated to the Congress.
Despite raising major chunks of revenue from the Gurgaon region, Singh said, the state government has failed to provide much-needed infrastructure.
Rao has been pushing for the formation of the Gurgaon Development Authority on the lines of Noida and Ghaziabad. The move would ensure that development-related decisions are not scattered among multiple authorities - the MCG, the Huda and the Town and Country Planning Department.