On the last day of poll campaigns on Tuesday, Gurgaon’s Congress candidate Rao Dharampal accused BJP’s Rao Inderjit Singh of having vested interests regarding the Hero Honda Chowk flyover issue.
He said that the sitting member of parliament (MP), Rao Inderjit, did not want the flyover at the dangerous Hero Honda Chowk located on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway in order to save the prime piece of land.
“The sitting MP was more interested in saving his land than resolving the problems of the people of his constituency, who voted for him two-three times earlier. In the absence of the flyover, a massive ant-incumbency factor appeared. To reduce the pressure, the Congress government and the local MLA (Dharampal) tried their hard to get the flyover plan approved, which happened recently,” said Dharampal.
Dharampal has taken a dig at Singh over this issue several times during his recent rallies in the city.
“We are thankful to the Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Oscar Fernandes - the concerned minister - and the NHAI (National Highway Authority of India). Now the tender has been floated and construction work is to start shortly. Like hoe the NH-8 or Delhi-Gurgaon expressway is the lifeline for many today, the flyover is important for the common man of the local villages,” added Dharampal.
However, Rao Inderjit denied the allegations saying that the Haryana government colluded with the concessionaire of the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway and delayed the matter indefinitely.
“We do not have lands there. The sitting MP rather spoke to Oscar Fernandes two times in this regard,” said a close aide of Rao Inderjit.
“The flyover would have helped local residents, commuters and industrial workers and it would also have saved hundreds of pedestrians who lost their lives while crossing the dangerous Chowk,” said Ashok Sarpanch of Naharpur.
Meanwhile, Haryana’s transport minister Aftab Ahmed, power minister Captain Ajay Singh Yadav and sports minister Sukbir Kataria have appealed to their supporters to vote for the Congress. “Dharampal’s clean and fair image would bring him support from every village, assembly and district. He is the hope of the constituency,” said Captain Ajay Singh.