Hooda complains against media, judicial activism

Complaining against media and judicial activism, Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda said they were repeatedly challenging the government.

New Delhi: Complaining against media and judicial activism, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday said they were repeatedly challenging the government which had created an atmosphere of negativity and cynicism.

Raising the issue of media coverage of CAG reports, he claimed that it was usually overblown which was hindering development.

"It (CAG) is a normal report, every year it comes but this time the media will blow it out of proportion. I don`t know ... They make a mountain out of a molehill. The whole state has been looted... These type of reports the media has been projecting. This also hinders development and mobilisation of resources," Hooda said.
The chief minister was speaking at a function organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here.

"Government is being challenged by judicial activism and media activism.

"These are difficult times, the global economy is under stress. Within the country itself we are confronting a number of challenges. What infact worries me is the atmosphere of negativity and cynicism," Hooda said.

"Our age old institution are being called into question. We have to overcome these tendencies," he said.
Later responding to a query on urban development, Hooda said while they were keen to implement reforms, the problem is "that everybody wants to rule the country... Whether it is the media, whether it is the judiciary or the industry".

The Haryana Chief Minister tried to reach out to the gathering of businessmen. "You as a professional organisation are expected to make an impartial assessment of our performances and propagate the good work done. We value your suggestions, your critical views will help us refine and reorient our policies and programmes," he said.