Hooda hits back at INLD with 'Tihar gang' barb

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Sep 11, 2014 11:47 IST

In an apparent riposte to Indian National Lok Dal's (INLD) campaign of describing the ruling Congress as "Gulabi gang sarkaar", Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday spoke about the "Tihar gang".

Hooda who was addressing public meetings at Hassanpur in Palwal and Tigon in Faridabad said some members of the Tihar gang were in jail while a few were out on bail. "This gang is trying to grab power in Haryana," he said.

The chief minister also criticised the central government saying that despite its promise to check inflation, the prices of essential commodities have increased in the last three months. "As assembly elections are to be held in four states, the central government is withholding its decision to increase the price of LPG by `10 per month," he said. Hooda also criticised the increase in sugar price.

The chief minister said he has spoken to the union coal minister for allotment of coal to state's power plants. He said there was no shortage of power in the state.

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