Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) MP from Hisar Dushyant Chautala on Wednesday accused the Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government in Haryana of not fulfilling the promises made by the BJP leaders to the youth before the assembly elections in the state.
Chautala, who was addressing a gathering at the 13th foundation day of the INLD's youth wing Indian National Students' Organisation (INSO), appealed to the youth to get united against the "anti-youth policies" of the present government.
The first-time MP Dushyant Chautala also slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not fulfilling the promise of One Rank One Pension (OROP).
He said that lakhs of soldiers of the country were feeling cheated as the ruling BJP at the Centre failed to keep its poll promise of implementing the long pending demand of OROP of the soldiers of the country. "Due to the neglect of the government, the ex-servicemen are on the roads to press their demand for OROP", he added.
He also sought their cooperation to start a campaign to raise the demand of Bharat Ratna award for INLD's founder and former deputy prime minister late Devi Lal. "The youth wing of the party has been working restlessly and the dreams of our rivals to run down the INLD will never come true," Chautala said, without naming anybody.
"Though we will have to wait for another four years which is quite a long period, but we will struggle and work to bounce back to power," he added.
INSO national president Digvijay Chautala also targeted the Khattar government for its failure to provide jobs to the youth.
"Ram Bilas Sharma, who is now education minister, had promised regular jobs for guest teachers during his election campaign, but the BJP government has now removed thousands of guest teachers without giving a thought to their future," he added.
ABHAY, ARORA SKIP INSO EVENT
Meanwhile, senior INLD leader and leader of Opposition in the state assembly Abhay Chautala and party's state president Ashok Arora remained absent from the event.