Chandigarh: Haryana Finance Minister Captain
Ajay Singh Yadav on Tuesday said he is opposed to the acquisition
of agricultural land for commercial purposes and has also
written to the Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in this
"I am not in favour of acquiring fertile land of
farmers," Yadav told reporters, adding that he has written
letters to Hooda, suggesting him on several matters including
land acquisition policy.
Yadav demanded the state government to provide a job to
a member of the family whose agricultural land has been
acquired and commercial plots to those who have lost their
"If the government acquire a residential plot of an
individual, he should be provided with an alternative
commercial plot," he said here.
The minister, however, did not divulge what was the
Chief Minster`s response to the letters. "I will not divulge
what transpired between me and Hooda to media."
Yadav also rubbished local media reports stating there
are differences between him and Hooda and said "some people
are behind to create an impression that there are differences
between me and Hooda."
Meanwhile at Raj Bhawan, Chief Minister Hooda also
denied the reports of differences between him and his cabinet
On his "appreciation" for the policies of Gujarat Chief
Minister Narendra Modi, Yadav defended himself saying,
"Gujarat is not Modi`s fiefdom...I have no love for Modi. I am
a Congressman... but I am opposed to self centric politics."