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No need to copy Chandigarh as “brand name'': Hooda

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, July 20, 2013
First Published: 21:43 IST(20/7/2013) | Last Updated: 21:44 IST(20/7/2013)

Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday described Chandigarh as “brand name” saying that there was no need to copy it and one should not do anything, which is unethical.


Hooda, who was replying to the questions of mediapersons after participating in a panel discussion organised by a Hindi daily here, was asked to comment on the Punjab governments proposal of developing  “New Chandigarh” adjacent to Chandigarh, the capital of both Punjab and Haryana and also a Union Territory, an official release said.

Hooda said as Chandigarh had a limited territory and its expansion was necessary and that it would be good if a new city was developed.

He described the Food Security Ordinance 2013 as a step forward in realisation of Mahatma Gandhi's dream that no one should be hungry and all should get shelter and clothes. He said the implementation of this ordinance would benefit 1.30 crore people in the state, the release said.

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