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As you sow, so shall you reap: Haryana CM Khattar on charge sheet against Hooda

The CBI had on February 2 filed a charge sheet against former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and 33 others in the Manesar land deal case.

india Updated: Feb 04, 2018 22:30 IST
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar during a press conference in Gurgaon.
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar during a press conference in Gurgaon.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar while replying to a question on CBI charge sheet against Bhupinder Singh Hooda in Manesar land deal case, quoted the scriptures saying, “As you sow so shall you reap.”

He said the central probe agency registered a case and filed the charge sheet only on the basis of solid evidence.

“Gita, the holy book of knowledge and wisdom, says ‘jaisa karm karogey, waisa he phal paogey’ (as you sow so shall you reap),” Khattar said in Rohtak.

According to an official release, the chief minister said, “Earlier, the accused were ready to undergo any kind of investigation. But now, that the CBI has moved into the matter, they are crying vendetta.”

“Those who have done wrong will certainly get punished. According to our Constitution, be it small or big, all are equal before the law,” he said.

The CBI had on February 2 filed a charge sheet against former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and 33 others in the Manesar land deal case.

The probe agency has alleged in its FIR that about 400 acres land, whose market value at that time was above Rs 4 crore per acre, was allegedly purchased by private builders and others from land owners for only about Rs 100 crore in collusion with government officers.

The CBI had said that a loss of Rs 1,500 crore was allegedly caused to the land owners of Manesar, Naurangpur and Lakhnoula villages of Gurgaon.

To a question on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal, Khattar alleged that the previous governments did not do anything on this issue in the last 12 years.

“We requested the Supreme Court to list the matter for hearing at the earliest and the verdict came out in favour of Haryana. We are hopeful that the Centre will soon initiate construction of the SYL in Punjab,” he said.

Regarding formation of third front, he said such fronts are generally formed in politics.

“At present, the BJP has formed government in 19 states, and we will soon have majority in the Rajya Sabha. The people of the country reposed their faith in policies and programmes of the BJP,” Khattar said.

At Rahgiri programme in Rohtak, the chief minister said the event was is not only a stress buster for the people but also provides better platform to the youth and artists to exhibit their skills.

In Bhiwani, Khattar announced that interest-free loan of Rs 25,000 would be provided to small artisans under Saint Guru Ravidas Sahayata Yojana, and hostels would be opened in in 11 districts of the state.

In order to clear the backlog of filling up 200 posts reserved for Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes, the government has invited applications. Steps have been initiated to clear the backlog, he said.