To encash farmers' woes, Hooda to start Jan Sampark Abhiyan from Kandela

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
  • Updated: May 05, 2015 20:15 IST

With view to encash farmers' woes former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will start a Jan Sampark Abhiyan from May 31 in the state. To kick of the campaign Hooda has chosen Kandela village of Jind district, which is known for farmers' agitation in the past.

"The details about the campaign will be decided after May 31," Hooda said.

The former chief minister maintained that the Jan Sampark Abhiyan is being launched by the Haryana Congress and on whether he will call Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) chief Ashok Tanwar, Hooda said, "Anybody (from Congress) can join us, as the Jan Sampark Abhiyan aims to create awareness among people about the misrule of the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state." Hooda added that there were no differences in the Haryana Congress and all leaders were united.

Hooda was accompanied by his loyals including former Haryana Vidhan Sabha speakers Kuldeep Sharma and Raghubir Kadiyan, Meham MLA Anand Singh Dangi and former MLAs Krishan Murati Hooda and BB Batra.

When asked whether the former UPA government had given reservation to Jat community in haste as the Supreme Court had set aside the decision, Hooda skirted the question and said, "The government should do its duty over the issue."

Hooda also criticised BJP-led centre and state governments for not doing much to provide relief to the farmers and said, "The farmers of the state are worried about their future, the compensation announced by the state government was meagre and the farmers are also not satisfied with the girdawari."

He also appealed the farmers to send him letters at his Chandigarh residence if they are not happy with the girdwari.

Hooda said that the Khattar government in Haryana had failed to protect the interest of the farming community as they were running from pillar to post to get compensation for damaged crop.

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