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Hooda flays Centre for price hike


Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Gurgaon: Criticising the Centre for price rise, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today asked the people to analyse ‘achhe din’ (good days) as promised by BJP during recently-concluded Lok Sabha elections.

“Can these days be termed as ‘achhe din’ when rates of diesel and sugar have been increased and the train journey has also become more costlier,” Hooda told reporters on the margins of a party programme in Kaman Sarai in the district.

Saying BJP does not have any policy for welfare of the poor, Hooda alleged that “they have planned to enhance the rates of LPG gas cylinder by Rs ten every month but the decision will be implemented after three months when the Assembly elections in Haryana are over.”

Replying to a question, Hooda said the Metro rail would be extended upto Manesar, for which a detailed project report was being prepared.

He said with the cooperation of a Japanese Company and Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation, Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation would complete the 108-km long Gurgaon-Manesar-Bawal project in next four years.

The project would cost about Rs 27,000 crore, he said, adding that Haryana government is thinking of taking loan at the rate of 0.5 per cent from Japan for the project.

When asked regarding claims made by BJP leader Captain Abhimanyu that some Congress MLAs were in his contact and they can switch over sides any time, Hooda said these are frivolous talks and misinformation campaign launched by the BJP leaders.

“If it was true, then who has stopped Capt Abhimanyu from causing defection of the congress MLAs,” he said.

Replying to yet another question, Hooda said he was making efforts to provide relief to the residents of villages situated near toll plazas, for which talks were going on with the NHAI and Union Surface Transport Ministry because Toll plazas belong to the NHAI and not to the state government.

HPCC president Ashok Tanwar also appealed to the workers to work unitedly by shedding all their differences to make Hooda Chief Minister of Haryana for the third consecutive term.