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No advancing Haryana assembly polls: Hooda

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, May 15, 2014
First Published: 11:04 IST(15/5/2014) | Last Updated: 11:08 IST(15/5/2014)

Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday said the assembly elections in the state would be held in time and there was no proposal whatsoever to advance the polls.

Interacting with mediapersons after the Cabinet meeting he said the Congress was in a strong position for the assembly elections slated to be held in October in the state and would be victorious.

Answering a question regarding his view on the results of exit polls with regard to Haryana, he said each agency, which had conducted exit polls had different predictions on it and varied in their results.

On being asked about the cabinet’s decision on toll tax within the state, Hooda said the agenda item for the same had been deferred till next cabinet meeting as the model code of conduct was in force.

Regarding conversion of forest land, Hooda said no forest land had been converted in the state and there was no proposal for converting forest land for any use in future also.

Hooda said the Congress was committed to ensuring its due share of water to people of the state through SYL canal and the people were deprived of water only because of the INLD as its then leadership opposed the Rajiv-Longowal accord otherwise, the SYL canal would have been completed by now.

Asked to comment on the alle g ation levelled by INLD leader Abhay Singh Chautala that the state gover nment did not get the development plan of Gurgaon approved from the National Capital Region (NCR) Planning Board, Hooda said the development plans do not need any approval from the NCR Planning Board.

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