Rohtak: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday asserted that Chandigarh is part of his state and would remain its capital.
"Chandigarh is a part of Haryana...it will continue to remain its capital...The union territory is the capital of Punjab and Haryana, and Haryana has equal claim on it," he told reporters here.
Hooda was reacting to the Punjab governor`s recent address to the Punjab Assembly in which the neighbouring state has staked claim on Chandigarh.
Chandigarh is the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana since November 1, 1966. Both the states have been staking claim to the city as their capital.
The political and administrative headquarters of both states are located here.
Hooda also said India`s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) would invest Rs 1,700 crore to set up a new diesel engine plant at its Gurgaon complex that would become operational by mid 2013.
It has also decided to pump in another Rs 900 crore at its upcoming Research and Development centre at Rohtak, he said.