Tanwar and Hooda have been at loggerheads for long, and at the heart of the latter’s unhappiness is the Congress high command’s reluctance to replace Tanwar with a person of his choice as the state unit chief.
Infighting and lack of synergy within Congress in Haryana has always been its bugbear but it has only gotten worse in the last few years. There are at least five groups within the Haryana Congress, with Hooda-camp being the most powerful in terms of politics.
The two main opposition parties in Haryana - Congress and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) - have suffered major blows in the last six months with more than 30 of their leaders, including sitting and former MPs and MLAs, deserting them to join the ruling BJP.
Haryana Assembly polls are due in October. Ever since Congress’ former president Rahul Gandhi stepped down after party’s humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha polls, the chinks within the Haryana Congress, mainly between Bhupinder Singh Hooda and state president Ashok Tanwar factions, had started getting wider.
A number of MLAs have switched sides over the last three months - the defections majorly affecting prime opposition party Indian National Lok Dal resulting in its leader Abhay Chautala losing the post of LoP. The Indian Express explains the uncertainty and reasons that led to this situation in the Vidhan Sabha
Haryana’s Health Department is facing shortage of specialists due to lesser number of specialists joining HCMS and a large number of specialists leaving government sector due to postings/duties outside their specialised field.
The Haryana government has come out with a fresh policy for setting up "Guest/Boarding Houses" in residential zones across the state. Guesthouses or boarding houses can be opened on residential plots of at least 500 square yards (420 square metres or 1 kanal).
Aiming to amend the Haryana Maternity Benefit Rules 1967, the draft states that the facility will accommodate children under the age of six years. It also says the move will cover regular, temporary, daily wage, contractual and consultant employees.
Haryana Congress leaders are now on their own with no organisational strategy for the upcoming Vidhan Sabha Polls in place. Three meeting held in the last one month between the party high-command and the state unit had yielded zero results.
As Haryana Cabinet Tuesday approved the proposed minimum area norms, senior officers of the Town and Country Planning department told The Indian Express that the decision to revise the area norms was taken because of the poor response received during the last five years.
The feud began in April 2017 during the sarpanch elections. Balbir’s son Praveen and Krishan, who, according to villagers, has a reputation as a “hot head”, were supporting different candidates. The two got into an argument, followed by a scuffle.
The officer had sought to expunge the adverse remarks made by Khattar in his annual performance appraisal report (PAR) of the year 2016-2017 and restoration of the overall grade of 9.92 as was given by the Reviewing Authority.