Hooda’s poser to Khattar govt: When will you start delivering?

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Oct 30, 2015 09:53 IST
Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda addressing mediapersons in Chandigarh on Thursday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

Posing 20 questions to the BJP government in the state on completing first year in the office, former Haryana chief minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Thursday wondered when the BJP regime would start delivering and stop blaming the previous governments.

Addressing a press conference, Hooda distributed a question paper having 20 posers of 5 marks each and asked the BJP government to answer his queries in 15 days. “Five marks each will be given for truthfulness and cleanliness,” he quipped.

Accusing the Manohar Lal Khattar government of not fulfilling its poll promises, the former chief minister said that despite promising to implement the report of the Swaminathan Commission immediately after the government formation, the party had done nothing to support the farmers.

Questioning the BJP’s resolve to root out graft, the former chief minister said that he would like to know as to why paddy growers were being paid Rs 1,200 per quintal for paddy procurement whereas the actual minimum support price (MSP) was Rs 1,450 per quintal. “Who is pocketing the balance of Rs 250 per quintal?,’’ he asked.

The former chief minister also asked as to why the BJP government did not pay the promised Rs 2,000 per month as social security pension; what happened to the promise of grant of pay scales on Punjab pattern to about 4.5 lakh employees and why the BJP government forgot to grant the promised sum of unemployment allowance to unemployed youth despite promising it in their manifesto.

He lambasted the BJP for unable to control the rising prices of essential commodities including pulses.

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