INLD: Hooda must resign for failing to maintain law and order

Lashing out against the Congress government in Haryana over the clashes in which three persons were killed in Rohtak,INLD Monday demanded that Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda step down for “failing to maintain law and order”.

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: April 14, 2014 3:39 pm

Lashing out against the Congress government in Haryana over the clashes in which three persons were killed in Rohtak,INLD Monday demanded that Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda step down for “failing to maintain law and order”.

“It is the responsibility of the chief minister,who also holds the home portfolio in Haryana,to uphold law and order in the state. For failing to maintain law and order,the CM should resign and fresh election should be held in the state so that a new government can restore law and order,” INLD leader Abhay Chautala told reporters here.

Three persons were killed and about 100 others injured in Sunday’s clash between two groups over an ashram in Rohtak’s Karontha village. Hooda has ordered a magisterial probe by an additional district magistrate into the matter. Chautala demanded that a sitting high court judge should conduct enquiry into the incident and said strict action should be taken against the officials on whose orders police had resorted to firing.

The INLD leader alleged that the administration and the chief minister had been aware of the seriousness of the situation but took no steps to defuse the tension. He said his party would approach the President for the dismissal of the Haryana government and also meet the families of the deceased to appeal for peace.

Chautala claimed that corruption had increased under the Congress rule,whereas law and order had crumbled.

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