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Haryana paper leak scams: Congress accuses BJP govt of inaction

The Congress on Monday accused the BJP government in Haryana of inaction in the wake of multiple paper leak scams which it said were jeopardising the future of youngsters in the state

education Updated: Sep 19, 2017 15:54 IST
The Congress on Monday accused the BJP government in Haryana of inaction in the wake of multiple paper leak scams which it said were jeopardising the future of youngsters in the state.
The Congress on Monday accused the BJP government in Haryana of inaction in the wake of multiple paper leak scams which it said were jeopardising the future of youngsters in the state.(Sanjeev Verma/HT file)

The Congress on Monday accused the BJP government in Haryana of inaction in the wake of multiple paper leak scams which it said were jeopardising the future of youngsters in the state.

Senior Congress leader and the media in-charge of the party Randeep Singh Surjewala alleged that the ML Khattar-led government was misleading the youngsters in the state by making hollow job promises.

He claimed that during the past three years Haryana witnessed 13 major paper leaks “and yet not a single conviction” took place.

“The Khattar government promised employment to every youth of Haryana and a monthly unemployment allowance of Rs 6,000 to Rs 9,000 per month to those who had passed Class 12th and BA or MA examinations, but were without jobs.

“After three years, Haryana’s youth find themselves at crossroads with no hope of livelihood or employment and with the future looking bleak,” Surjewala, who is party MLA from Kaithal, told reporters in Chandigarh on Monday evening.

He said that 7,886 recruitments made by the Khattar government was a “glaring example” of the “grave injustice” done to Haryana’s youth.

“As against this, nearly 20,000 youth have either been sacked or given a notice for termination of services in various departments,” he alleged.

On the paper leak issue, Surjewala said, “future of youth has been put under a dark cloud of uncertainty on account of the multiple paper leak scams including in HPSC, HSSC, Police recruitments...as many as 13 paper leak scams have come to fore during three years”.

Surjewala said that the malady lies in the “incompetence” and also “the abject failure” of the Khattar government to check corruption and to provide a transparent recruitment process.

He claimed that the kingpins of various paper leak scams were still roaming scot-free and the Khattar government must contemplate ordering a judicial probe or court-monitored CBI probe into the matter.