Zee Media Bureau
Panipat: Days after the Haryana Chief Minister was booed at a rally in the presence of Prime Minister which forced him to take a decision not to share dais with Narendra Modi in future, Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday pledged to take “revenge of the insult” through the power of votes, ahead of the Assembly Elections, which are scheduled to be held in October.
Addressing a political rally here, ahead of the imposition of the model code of conduct, Hooda said, “Hum vote ki chot se badla lenge (We will take revenge of the insult with the power of votes). Haryana never tolerates insult. My insult was an insult to Haryana. I went to the function as the representative of Haryana. They didn`t even respect the post of the PM. Who were these people? The people of Haryana want to know who these people were. Why were they there?"
Haryana never tolerates an insult, my insult was an insult to Haryana: BS Hooda
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Hum vote ki chot se badla lenge: BS Hooda pic.twitter.com/WkXNqkRJUW
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In his mega `Vijay Sankalp` rally, Hooda further said, “I want to warn BJP govt at the Centre if they make changes to Food Security Bill or other schemes we will give a befitting reply.”
Making a slew of announcements to woo various sections of voters, the Haryana CM added, “Students in Haryana were going outside the state to study, in 5 years students from all over will come to Haryana to study,” ANI reported.
“No matter where we have to get electricity from, I promise I wont let farmer`s work go to waste. I take a pledge today, that my entire lifetime will be dedicated to the service of people,” Hooda said.
Critisising the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, he said, “BJP can never be in favor of farmers in terms of their policies. I will soon start a program which will free farmers from debts .”
“From 1st November all the pensions for social welfare will be made 1500 Rs from existing 1000. We want Haryana to be a healthy, clean and developed state,will proceed with this mission,” he added.
The lone Congress parliamentarian from Haryana and CM`s son Deepender Singh Hooda personally supervised all arrangements at the rally.
Addressing the crowd, Deepender Hooda, challenged the BJP to announce their chief ministerial candidate against his father Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
Commenting on the rally`s turnout, Hooda`s political advisor, Professor Virendra Singh said, "This is being seen as the fourth battle of Panipat. The way the crowd is emerging and people are supporting it; this rally is going to be very huge. People have already arrived before time. It`s going to be a scene like the `Kumbh Mela`. All these people have resolved to make Congress win here a third time."
Earlier, on Friday, Hooda had met PM Narendra Modi in the national capital over a cup of tea.
Hooda met Modi at his residence and discussed development issues relating to the state.
The meeting was held three days after Hooda, a Congress leader, was left fuming as a hostile crowd hooted at a function in Modi`s presence in Kaithal in Haryana.
Upset at the jeering, Hooda had said he will not attend any function of the Prime Minister or union ministers if the Haryana BJP leadership did not change its attitude.
The Congress and the BJP had on Thursday sparred over heckling faced by chief ministers at official functions addressed by the Prime Minister.
The Congress termed the heckling "orchestrated" while the Bharatiya Janata Party described the sloganeering as a reflection of unpopularity of incumbent governments.