Former Haryana chief minister and Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Monday accused the government of deceiving the people with its anti-farmer and anti-development policies.
“We had started a short term loan for farmers with zero percent interest if returned within the stipulated time. The present government changed it to a medium term loan scheme, where farmers would have to pay 10% interest,” Hooda said in a press conference held at the Jindal Guest house, Hisar.
“Farmers have not received the 50% benefit as per the Swaminathan report either,” he said.
Hooda said that the BJP-led government has failed on all fronts and hence, its popularity has dropped significantly.
“I have never seen any government getting so unpopular among the masses within this short time. If people had the right to recall, they would recall the BJP government today,” Hooda said.
He accused the government of failing to start any new scheme and was instead thriving on schemes which were either approved or initiated by the previous government.
The former chief minister cited the government’s decision to include Jind and Karnal districts under the national capital region (NCR).
“My government decided to include the districts under the NCR in 2014. Today they (present government) are taking the credit for it,” Hooda said.
Construction of airport:
Hindustan Times had reported on Wednesday that the government planned to construct an international airport at Hisar.
“There are plan to construct an international airport is nothing but an act to fool the people.” Hooda said.
“Despite receiving clearance from all sides including the air force for a cargo airport, they scuttled the project. It would have benefitted the districts of Hisar, Blwani and Rohtak if the project had moved forward,” Hooda said.
Guest teacher issue
The high court had ordered the termination of services of guest teachers in May. Hooda accused the Maohar Lal Khattar government of doing nothing to relieve them.
“We had promised that we would regularise the services of guest teachers. The government’s job is to provide jobs and not to take it away from the people. This government is guilty of taking 25,000 jobs away from the people,” Hooda said.
Electricity in Haryana
“The chief minister claimed in Gujarat that we have more than 10,000 megawatts of electricity. Then why do the people suffer frequent power cuts? Where is this electricity going?” asked Hooda.