INLD indulging in politics of regionalism: Hooda
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Last Updated: Sunday, April 04, 2010, 22:25
Sirsa: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday said the opposition INLD has lost its "little-left" political base and so it was indulging in "regionalism to misguide public" in the state.

"Politics of regionalism only shows INLD's frustration. But, people are intelligent and can not be misled by the opportunist and selfish forces. One cannot befool public and take them for a ride," Bhupinder Singh Hooda told reporters here.

Stressing on the need for constructive politics, he said "the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) was adopting the politics of regionalism to save its fast eroding political base.

"I have never done the politics of any particular region, but worked for the welfare of the entire state and its people," Hooda said.

The yesterday's bandh was called to protest the alleged failures of the Hooda government to provide water and power to the people when the Chief Minister was on a day's visit here to inaugurate several projects.

Criminal cases were registered against several INLD leaders following complaint by Haryana's Minister of State for Home Gopal Kanda that during the bandh INLD workers had waylaid him and tried to stop his car forcibly with the intention of causing bodily harm.

Attacking INLD, Hooda said "their (INLD's) attempts to raise the regional issues only prove that they have become anxious and frantic".

INLD had alleged that the Congress government has always neglected Sirsa, considered a strong base for Om Prakash Chautala's party.

To this, Hooda said "the INLD government (1999-2005) spent only Rs 852.18 crore during its six-year rule while the Congress government spent Rs 1,470 crore during four and a half years (March 2005-Oct 2009)."

People's long-pending demands of Railway Over Bridge in Sirsa and Ottu lake project have been met while new projects and schemes have been launched, Hooda added.


First Published: Sunday, April 04, 2010, 22:25

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