Jain defends Vij over spat with former Fatehabad SP

  • HT Correspondent, HindustanTimes, Sirsa
  • Updated: Dec 04, 2015 10:13 IST
BJP national general secretary and party in-charge of Haryana affairs Anil Jain (centre) interacting with mediapersons at Sirsa on Thursday. (HT Photo )

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national general secretary and party in charge of Haryana affairs Anil Jain on Thursday defended state health minister Anil Vij over his recent spat with then Fatehabad superintendent of police (SP) Sangeeta Kalia, saying Vij had shown decency while Kalia disrespected him.

Jain was interacting with mediapersons at the local residence of Jagdish Chopra, political adviser to chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Chopra has taken the charge of departments of public relations and labour and employment recently.

Jain said the SP should have obeyed the minister’s instruction to leave the venue of the meeting of the Fatehabad district grievances’ committee. However, the SP disrespected Vij by not listening to him while the minister showed decency by leaving the venue himself.

Slamming the previous Hooda government, Jain said during its tenure, the state ministers worked only for themselves. Over the years, the state had seen corruption and land scams. “But the BJP government had brought about democracy and good governance in Haryana and it is trying to eradicate nepotism in the state,” he added.

Regarding appointment of chairmen of various boards and corporations in the state, he said it was the prerogative of the chief minister.

He said the state government had provided timely compensation to the farmers who lost their wheat crop in the natural calamities. The BJP government, he said, was the real well wisher of farmers and had been working constantly for their betterment.

“Also, the paddy crop has been purchased by the government agencies at a good price,” Jain said while refuting the opposition allegations that there were irregularities in paddy procurement.

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