‘South Haryana neglected in development’

Last Updated: Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 18:50

Mahendergarh: Congress MP from
Gurgaon and former Union minister Rao Inderjit Singh on Sunday
charged the Haryana government with discrimination in
development of south Haryana.

Attacking Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda at a
well-attended "Jan Chetna" rally here, Singh rued "neglect" of
Rewari-Mahendergarh-Gurgaon belt in terms of developmental
works, government jobs and supply of water and power.

"Our fight is for equitable distribution of development.
We are fighting to make Congress party strong and not allow it
to become anybody`s personal fiefdom," Singh said in a veiled
attack on Hooda, his known detractor.

In an obvious reference to the five Haryana Janhit
Congress MLAs who joined the Congress after the party fell
short of majority in the 2009 Assembly polls and some
Independents being rewarded with ministerial berths, Singh
said the party`s backbone were its loyal workers, who toil
hard and help win the elections for it, but unfortunately they
were ignored.

The sharp attack launched by the party MP came months
after another senior leader from Rewari and Haryana Minister
Ajay Singh Yadav had raised the issue of acquiring of land of
the farmers for various projects.

Rao Inderjit Singh had yesterday addressed a series of
public meetings in and around Gurgaon to mobilise the public
support for the rally and asked them to put up a united
struggle to get their due share.

He said even Gurgaon, which contributed major share of
revenue to the state exchequer, was being discriminated
against in provision of government jobs and development
activities.

Among others present at today`s rally were former Haryana
Congress spokesman, Ved Prakash Vidrohi and district Congress
chiefs of Gurgaon, Rewari and Mahendergarh.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 18:50

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