Terming the Haryana BJP government led by Manohar Lal Khattar a complete failure, former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced that he would start his mass contact against the government in May from Jind. He asked Khattar to come clear on the controversial tweets of his Health Minister Anil Vij.
Speaking to mediapersons, a day before his ‘greh pravesh’ that is seen as his show of strength, Hooda dared the Khattar government once again to order an inquiry into the Robert Vadra land deals. “Why are they not ordering an inquiry? It will reveal the truth as nothing illegal was done in the case.” Ironically, almost every BJP leader before the election had promised to probe the Vadra land deals but no inquiry has been ordered yet. He said that the government has been captured by a group of inexperienced persons and hence there is nothing but chaos. “The government was chosen by a political accident and I don’t expect any performance from them. There 100 days are an example of misrule and non-performance,” he said, adding that if he was to rate the government on its performance, he would give it zero.
The new government lacks coordination. “The Prime Minister and Chief Minister’s versions on river water-sharing are varying. While Modi says that Delhi was getting it water, the CM says that Haryana won’t give water to any state. As far as our stand is concerned, we are determined to get our share of water from Punjab at any cost. This government has also failed to deal with the crisis of urea and it was for the first time in the history of the state that urea was distributed from the police stations,” he said.
He also condemned the government for reversal of his decision to hike the retirement age from 58 to 60 years. It is the most anti-employees decision, especially when all states are accepting the higher age for retirement, he said. He added that the government has backtracked on most of its promises and is only renaming schemes of the previous government to claim credit. In response to a question, he said that matter to include Gita in school curriculum should not be politicised.