Convert Ajit Singh's official residence as memorial: Hooda

Describing the eviction order and snapping of power and water supply to official residence of Ajit Singh by the Centre as "discourteous act", Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday wrote to the NDA government demanding the bungalow be declared as a memorial.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 17, 2014, 22:28 PM IST

Chandigarh: Describing the eviction order and snapping of power and water supply to official residence of Ajit Singh by the Centre as "discourteous act", Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday wrote to the NDA government demanding the bungalow be declared as a memorial.

"I have come to know that the Centre has issued ex-parte eviction order in respect of bungalow alloted to RLD leader and former Union Minister Ajit Singh and disconnected its electricity supply and causing him unwarranted hardship," he said.

"I feel this is an unceremonious and discourteous act, more so because the sacred memories of Chaudhary Charan Singh, the former Prime Minister are associated with this house, in which he moved in 1978," Hooda wrote in his letter today to Union Urban Development Minister, Venkaiah Naidu.

Hooda also wrote that since the days of Charan Singh, the house has been the centre of activities of Kisan Trust, which he founded for their welfare.

The Haryana Chief Minister mentioned that thousands of people associated with farmers movement in India invariably visit the house for inspiration and guidance.

"The eviction order has severed the sentimental chord connecting Charan Singh memories and the peasants or workers of India," he said.

"It has hurt the feelings of millions of farmers of India who consider Charan Singh as their messiah," he wrote.

Hooda felt that to perpetuate the memory of Charan Singh, this bungalow be converted as Charan Singh Samriti Bhawan like others.