Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisaion measure which he said had come as a body blow to corruption. “The BJP government has taken several steps to inject transparency in the system and eliminate corruption, but the demonetisation decision taken by the Prime Minister has proved the saying ‘Sau Sonar Ki, Ek Lohar Ki‘,” he said. The Chief Minister asked people to adopt cashless payment systems, saying they could use e-wallets, Paytm and applications of other banking institutions.
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Speaking at a public meeting organised at Gohana in Sonipat today, Khattar said the expansion of Metro line up to Kundli and construction of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway in Sonipat would immensely benefit the people of the area. Sonipat district would flourish more than Gurugram and Faridabad, he said.
The Chief Minister said that by December 25, 2016, he would complete his visits to all 90 assembly constituencies.
“No former chief minister visited every Assembly segment in two years. They did show up but only during the elections,” he claimed. He also said that the state would be kerosene free by March 2017.
“The Central and the state governments would together provide LPG cylinders to six lakh families at subsidised rates,” he said.
To attract investment, the state government has so far signed 550 MoUs worth Rs 7 lakh crore, he added.
“With a view to promoting self-employment, Skill Development Mission has been introduced and a Skill Development University is being opened at Palwal,” he said.