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Congress launches toll-free number for public feedback on BJP’s work

By Abhishek Behl, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2019 11:57 PM IST

The Congress on Friday launched a toll-free number and a campaign ‘Pehle report, fir vote’ (first report, then vote) to get first-hand feedback regarding the claims of development made by the ruling BJP government in the state. The party said that the campaign’s objective is to highlight the policy failures of the state government. The toll-free number ‘9911427999’ was launched by state party chief Kumari Selja, Congress legislative party leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda, campaign committee in-charge Ajay Singh Yadav and senior party leader Kuldip Bishnoi at a hotel in Gurugam.

The party also said that they will seek answers and accountability from the ruling party, regarding claims of development and growth while people continued to lose jobs, the economy continued to slow and several industries faced closure.

“The toll-free number will be used to get feedback and inputs at the local level about the performance of the government. It will also help people share their problems and issues. The objective is to make the Congress election campaign participative and aligned with what people on the ground actually want,” Yadav said.

Kumari Selja, the newly appointed state president, said that the time had come for people to ask questions and seek a report from the BJP government on what had been done for them. “Unemployment in the state is at a record high and 28% of the youth are unemployed. The drug trade, illegal mining, diversion of the Aravallis for real estate and a lack of jobs has hurt the people of the state badly,” she said.

On being asked about the absence of former party chief Ashok Tanwar, she said the absence of one person did not indicate any differences in the party’s rank and file.

Former chief minister Hooda said that when the Congress was in power, the state was only under 70,000 crore of debt but in the last five years, the debt had increased to 1.70 lakh crore. “This government has not extended the Metro line by an inch, neither set up a large power plant nor laid a new rail line. Farmers are suffering. This campaign will highlight the failures of the ruling party,” he said.

Bishnoi said that the promises made by the party in manifesto have not been implemented on the ground and that will show in the results.

Refuting the Congress’s allegations, the BJP spokesperson Raman Malik said that the party had made 151 promises on its manifesto, of which work was undergoing on 118 issues and had been completed on the rest. “The BJP has built roads, expanded the state’s infrastructure, given jobs on merit, ended the transfer industry and put a lid on corruption. I can share a detailed document of works,” he said.

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Cops deployed at interstate, interdistrict borders; diversion plans ready

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:37 PM IST
The Haryana Police on Monday deployed more than 5,000 personnel at the borders connecting Rajasthan, Gururgam and Badli in Jhajjar, after the protesting farmers received permissions to hold a tractor rally and proceed towards Delhi on Republic Day
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Traffic congestion likely due to restrictions, farmers’ protests

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:37 PM IST
Several routes in the district are likely to witness traffic congestion on Tuesday due to the farmer’s tractor rally and restrictions put in place by the police
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Gurugram shows marked improvement in vaccine coverage

By Archana Mishra, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:37 PM IST
Over 80% of the targeted 6,250 front-line healthcare workers took the Covid vaccine jab in private and government facilities on Monday, as per the data shared by the district health department
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No respite from chill as minimum temperature expected to drop sharply

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:37 PM IST
The city got some respite from the cold on Monday morning, with the day’s minimum temperature rising to 8
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Medical institutes in Haryana asked to allay fears regarding Covid-19 vaccine

By Prayag Arora-Desai, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:37 PM IST
The state health department has instructed all public and private medical colleges to ensure adequate coverage of Covid-19 vaccines among staffers and residents
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City’s civil defence team gets Central govt’s Utkrisht Seva Medal

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:36 PM IST
The Department of Home Guards and Civil Defence, Gurugram, was awarded the Utkrisht Seva Medal by the Union ministry of home affairs on Monday for its contribution in handling migrant labour crisis and ration distribution in the district during the Covid-19 lockdown
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Farmers gear up for rallies to Delhi on Republic Day

By Leena Dhankhar and Sadia Akhtar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:36 PM IST
Thousands of farmers protesting at multiple locations in Rewari and Dharuhera against the farm laws will carry out a tractor rally via two different routes skirting Gurugram on Republic Day
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Two dead, two injured in separate accidents in city

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:43 PM IST
Two people died while two others were injured in three separate road accidents on Saturday
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Tractor rally to feature tableaux showcasing cultures of states

By Sadia Akhtar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:43 PM IST
The Republic Day tractor rally by protesting farmers camping at Jaisinghpur Khera on the Haryana-Rajasthan border will feature tableaux demonstrating the flavours of different states, said protest organisers
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MCG to observe second Zero Waste Day

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:43 PM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will observe Zero Waste Day for the second time on Monday
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Western disturbance to usher in another cold spell

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:43 PM IST
After a brief respite, another cold spell is likely to return to the city, starting Monday, under the influence of a fresh western disturbance
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Four burglaries across city on Saturday night raises security concerns

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:43 PM IST
Four burglaries reported from Sector 56/57, Palam Vihar and Sushant Lok-1 on Saturday night have raised concerns over security among residents
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At 55%, Sunday sees lowest turnout for Covid-19 vaccination drive

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:42 PM IST
Of 1,200 private sector healthcare workers, targeted for the Covid-19 vaccination drive on Sunday, only 660 were inoculated at the 26 sessions sites in the district
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Section of Atul Kataria Marg to be shut for underpass work

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:42 PM IST
A sloping section of the Lt Atul Kataria Marg, where a 700-metre underpass is to come up, will be shut from Monday till February 28 for excavation work, officials said
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Protesters voice objections to WTE plant at Bandhwari landfill

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:42 PM IST
Around 90 citizens from Gurugram, Faridabad and Delhi staged a protest outside the Bandhwari landfill site on Sunday, voicing their objections against a waste-to-energy (WTE) plant that is proposed to come up at the site
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