Chandigarh: The Haryana government has reportedly decided to withdraw to strip former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda of his cabinet rank.
News agency ANI quoted sources confirming the move. Last week, The Tribune had reported that the Khattar was close to withdrawing the cabinet rank to Hooda over his alleged role in the Jat reservation stir.
The Leader of the Opposition, Abhay Chautala, too had written to Khattar against cabinet rank for Hooda.
Interestingly, it was Hooda who had made the provision of cabinet rank for a former CM at the fag end of his term as CM.
The cabinet rank had meant that Hooda was given a staff of six, allotted a government bungalow and an official car. All of it will be withdrawn now.