Former minister in the state government and Haryana Lokhit Party leader Gopal Kanda on Saturday said his party welcomed like-minded parties for an alliance in the ensuing assembly elections.
Kanda who released his party's manifesto here said it was not a manifesto of the HLP but a pledge document and that he would generate funds for all these welfare schemes mainly by selling various chunks of land some of which the Congress had sold for a song.
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"People know that I have done successful businesses in selling footwear (hawai-chappal) to airplanes (hawai-jahaj) and I am confident my government, if voted to power, would be able to manage state's finances well, unlike other parties that have ruled the state," he said.
When asked about the names of the political parties and leaders in touch with him, Kanda claimed that he was in touch with all and all were in touch with him. "I met HJC leader Sushil Indora on Friday, but that does not mean he is joining the HLP. I would join hands with anyone who thinks for Haryana on the same lines as I," he said.
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Kanda, who is an accused in the abetment to suicide case of his former employee Geetika Sharma, also held that he would be releasing the names of at least 50 candidates of the HLP in the next four days.
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What manifesto says
Promises construction of SYL and Hansi Butana canals, 24-hour free power, subsidy on seeds, besides various other welfare schemes for farmers
Universities and women colleges in each of 21 districts, digital schools in each block, regularisation of all guest teachers
Free education in government colleges, laptops for students above Class 8
Rs 5,100 on the birth of girl in poor family besides Rs 1.51 lakh for their marriage
End to contract system, regularisation of all temporary workers
Punjab pattern pay-scale for all police personnel.