Rao Inderjit Singh, the member of parliament from Gurgaon, said that he failed to attend the inauguration of the Rewari-Rohtak rail line because the invitation was sent to him at the eleventh hour.
Singh hails from Rewari which used to be part of the Gurgaon parliamentary constituency before the delimitation in 2009. Alleging the state government of neglecting his constituency, Singh who is also a Congressman said he was intentionally left out for the event.
Reacting to Singh’s allegation, the Haryana chief minister Bhupender Singh Hooda said the invitations were not sent by the state government but the Railway ministry.
“I have myself been invited to this inauguration by the Railway ministry,” he told HT on board the first train he flagged off to inaugurate the 75-km rail track.
Hooda along with Union minister of state for railways KJ Surya Prakash Reddy travelled to Rohtak and addressed public gatherings at all the stations en-route.
Northern railway general manager VK Gupta who was also travelling in the train said that an invitation was sent to Rao.
Rao has, in the past made veiled attacks accusing his own party’s government in the state of neglecting the South Haryana region — Rewari-Mahendragarh— Gurgaon belt.