Chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday mocked at the Bharatiya Janata Party’s catchphrase “Achhe din anaewale hai” during an election rally at Dussehra Grounds in Ambala Cantt.
Addressing a public meeting in support of Congress candidate Nirmal Singh, Hooda said during the parliamentary elections BJP leaders harped on “Achhe din ayange per thithi nahi bataiayge” and when the elections were over, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “Kadvi ghut pilayenge”.
Hooda said the BJP campaign was focused on one person and euphoria was generated that he has a magic wand and all problems afflicting the country would be over.
He said there has been a sharp increase in the prices of essential commodities and vegetables. “The NDA government was not for common man but would benefit only corporate houses and big businessmen.”
The UPA government was criticised for being lax on borders but there has been over 100 incursions by Pakistan during the first 100 days of the NDA rule while Chinese troops were camping in the Indian territory, the Congress leader said, adding that there has not been strong rebuttal by the present central government.
He said the Congress was going into elections on its development record and was seeking votes for positive work and that his party would form government for the third time in succession.
Seeking votes for the Congress candidate, he said if elected Nirmal Singh would be made minister. The BJP has no leader capable of becoming chief minister, he added.
Taking a dig at Om Prakash Chautala, Hooda said the INLD was making false claim that Chautala is in jail because he had given jobs to over 3,000 unemployed men. “However, he is in jail because of corruption,”
Hooda said, adding that thousands of people have been given jobs during the 10-year Congress rule and giving jobs is not a crime.
Hooda said Chautala was fooling voters by claiming that he would take oath as chief minister in Tihar jail, while the truth is that because of the conviction, he cannot contest the assembly elections.
Thanking Hooda, Nirmal Singh claimed that though he was an MLA he was able to get approved several developmental projects for Ambala Cantt.