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Chandigarh belongs to Haryana: Bhupinder Singh Hooda

By: Press Trust of India | Chandigarh | Published on:June 14, 2014 9:59 pm

A day after Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal reportedly raised the issue of transferring Chandigarh to Punjab with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday asserted that Union Territory Chandigarh belonged to Haryana.

“Chandigarh belongs to Haryana. It is the capital of both Punjab and Haryana and is also a Union Territory,” Hooda told reporters here.

Hooda’s attention was drawn towards the statement made by Punjab Chief Minister who had called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and reportedly discussed with him the issue of Chandigarh.

Asked to respond on possibility of weak monsoon, Hooda said his government has never let the crops of farmers wither away for want of water.

If the monsoon remained weak this year, the state government would not let farmers suffer, he said.

Meanwhile, the Haryana Chief Minister on Saturday administered oath of affirmation and secrecy to Khazan Singh Sangwan as Chairman of Haryana Teachers Selection Board here, an official release said here.

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