Haryana Assembly polls: EC should probe Hooda govt's clearance to Vadra land deal, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the Election Commission to take serious note of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda clearing the land deal between Robert Vadra and DLF, alleging that it was done hastily as the Congress faced "certain defeat" in the October 15 Haryana Assembly polls.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 07, 2014, 00:51 AM IST

Hisar (Har): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the Election Commission to take serious note of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda clearing the land deal between Robert Vadra and DLF, alleging that it was done hastily as the Congress faced "certain defeat" in the October 15 Haryana Assembly polls.

"They (Hooda government) know that after the elections, the son-in-law (Vadra) will not get any clearances for illegal deals. So, in between the election process, they have dared to take such a decision," Modi said at an election rally here.

"I think Hooda was pressurised from the top (Congress leadership) to take such a decision," he said.

The Election Commission, the Prime Minister hoped, would take "serious note" of the state government's decision.

"I hope they will take appropriate action for any violation of the Model Code of Conduct," he said raking up the alleged land deal involving Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law.

The Hooda Government had reportedly legitimised the land deal while holding as illegal the order of the state's former Director General (Consolidation) Ashok Khemka who had cancelled the mutation of the land in Gurgaon.

"It is clear from this decision of the shameless Hooda government that both he and the Congress party have already accepted defeat in Haryana," Modi said.

Modi also hit out at former Chief Minister and INLD leader Om Prakash Chautala, saying some people are dreaming of taking oath as Haryana's Chief Minister from jail.

"I don't need support from jail. I don't need support of goons who are in jail," he said, adding that some people are spreading lies by showing his old photos with them.

The Prime Minister said that his government enjoys the support of 1.25 billion people of the nation.

Noting that dynasty politics has ruined Haryana, Modi asked BJP workers to fight against the leaders who have worked only for their kins.

"The Haryana ministers are running the government only for their kith and kin. Unless this is stopped the pride of Haryana won't be restored," he said.

"The state of Haryana never been free of dynasty politics. Vote out dynasty politics," he said and stated that the BJP has made a tea-seller as the Prime Minister of the country.

Expressing confidence that the BJP will win the Assembly elections, Modi said that his party will bring development in Haryana.

Modi said BJP is fighting this election in Haryana for good governance.

Attacking the Congress, he said the grand old party had not given an account of the work it had done for 60 years, and were seeking an account of 60 days of his Government.

The Prime Minister said the NDA Government had decided to give two railway lines to Hisar in the first railway budget, and had also decided on one National Highway for Hisar.

Slamming the Hooda government, he said the people in the Haryana Government were playing the game of "Kaun Banega Arabpati".

During his speech, the Prime Minister congratulated all the players from Haryana who won medals and made India proud at the recently concluded Asian Games.

Modi also said that the 125th birth anniversary of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru would be celebrated by generating awareness about cleanliness and hygiene among children.

"From 14th to 19th November (Indira Gandhi's birth anniversary), there would be a special campaign on cleanliness in schools across the country," the Prime Minister said and added that the current age should be one of Hi-fi, Wi-fi and "safai" (cleanliness).

Modi highlighted the Prime Minister Krishi Sinchai Yojana, which would provide irrigation to the farmers.

He said Haryana was the land of Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan - jawans from Haryana defended the country, and kisans from Haryana raised foodgrains for the country.

The Prime Minister said soil health cards would be given to all farmers.

He said One-Rank One Pension for the armed forces was not given by Congress Government, and was done by the BJP Government at the Centre in the first budget itself.

Highlighting the poor sex ratio of Haryana, Modi said 9 out of the 15 districts with worst sex ratio in the country were in Haryana.

He assured the mothers and sisters of Haryana that when a brother was sitting in Delhi, female foeticide would not be allowed.

Society could not be happy by abusing mothers and daughters, he stressed.

He highlighted the incidents of rape of Dalit girls, and said Haryana needed a state government which would act to prevent such incidents.

The Prime Minister said today there was a new respect across the world for India.

"This was due to the decisive mandate given to the Union Government by 125 crore Indians," he said and added if the people wanted Haryana to make a name on the world stage, then a stable state government (with full BJP majority), was necessary.

He said Japan, USA and China had promised massive investment in India, which would lead to employment opportunities for the youth.

The Prime Minister asked the people of Haryana to give him a chance to serve them.

Seeking votes on the plank of development, Modi assured the people that the BJP, if voted to power, would give clean and good governance and work for welfare of the poor people.

"You have given many chances to the Congress and other parties in the state, but they failed to fulfil their promises. Now it is the turn of the BJP to get the chance to serve the people," he said.

Modi charged that the state was reeling under "goondaraj".

"Don't you want to rid the state of extortionist who illegally take possession of lands belonging to farmers," he said.