Surjewala is son of Shamsher Singh Surjewala, who has been a senior Congress leader and three-time minister in Haryana. Surjewala had even defeated then Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala from Narwana in 2005.
According to the CBI investigation, Ranjeet Singh, a member of dera’s influential 10-member committee, was shot dead by Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s followers on July 10, 2002 on the orders of the dera chief, who had suspected his role in circulation of the letter.
The polygraph/lie detection test of accused Avtar Singh, Inder Sain and Krishan Lal showed deceptions in their statements indicating that Baba Gurmeet Singh, Krishan Lal, Kuldeep Singh and Nirmal Singh hatched a criminal conspiracy to kill Ram Chander Chattarpati, and in furtherance of that, Ram Chander Chattarpati was killed by Kuldeep Singh and Nirmal Singh with the revolver of accused Krishan Lal,” read the CBI chargesheet.
We have struggled for a long time against such an influential person. A devil who covered his face with 'santgiri' and religion. It was not a small task to expose him, says son of journalist Ram Chander Chattarpati.
The Haryana state government went on the back foot on Friday when Manu Bhaker posted on Twitter the revised notification, issued by principal secretary (sports) Ashok Khemka on December 27, that halved the prize money she was supposed to get.
On the other hand, BJP’s State Election Committee met in New Delhi on Thursday with senior leaders like Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Haryana BJP in-charge Anil Jain and president Subhash Barala attending the meeting.
Earlier, the power department had cleared tubewell connections to those who applied till December 2013. As many as 25,000 connections belong to small farmers. The government will offer subsidy for installation of the solar systems for the tubewells.
Under APY, the Centre contributes 50 per cent of the total contribution or Rs 1,000 per annum whichever is lower, to each eligible subscriber. The Haryana government may introduce the scheme for farmers by adding its additional share for the scheme.
However, local BJP leaders believe that INLD-BSP alliance candidate Sanchit Nandal will get the lion’s share from the Jat voters. BJP leaders claim that they would get almost half of the Punjabi voters as local MLA Manish Grover and the Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar are from this community.