Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday said that newly-elected National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre has failed to deliver what it had promised before the Lok Sabha polls.
“Diesel prices have increased, rail fare and freight charges have been hiked and now sugar has become costlier. It seems that the BJP led NDA has flopped before completing a month in power,” Hooda told mediapersons at a post-Cabinet briefing.
The chief minister said the railway fare hike by the NDA has been unprecedented. The BJP had promised to implement the report of Swaminathan Committee but it did not, he said.
Responding to a question, Hooda said the INLD got two seats in the Lok Sabha polls because of two reasons — they promised support for Narendra Modi and no BJP candidate contested from where the INLD won.
“However, when Modi called on the President to stake his claim to form the government at Centre, INLD did not figure in the list of political parties supporting the NDA,” Hooda said.
In reply to another question, he said that if the Congress lost nine Lok Sabha seats under his leadership this time, there was a time when the party also won nine seats under his leadership.
In reply to a question about the formation of separate Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (GPC) for Haryana, Hooda said that whatever decision is taken would be in the best interest of the Sikhs. However, he could not answer convincingly when asked as to why the Congress delayed the GPC formation for over 9 years.