Rewari, Nov 11 (UNI) Member Parliament, Rohtak, Mr Deepinder Singh Hooda today urged the two former Chief Ministers of Haryana namely Mr Om Prakash Chautala and Mr Bhajan Lal to make clear their stand on the construction of Hansi-Butana link canal in the State and criticised them for adopting ''cheap political gimmicks'' to create hindrances in the construction of the canal.
The Member Parliament, who was addressing a gathering at village Nahar in Rewari district, asked people that when both these former Chief Ministers and their sons would visit southern Haryana, they should ask them the reason of creating hindrance in the way of getting their due share of water.
He questioned that why former Chief Minister Mr Om Prakash Chautala had raised a question on the cost of the canal. He also asked that how the funds for construction of the canal could be misutilised in case the canal was being constructed for the benefit of the people.
At the same time he thanked Mr Chautala for changing his stand on the issue of construction of this canal.
He said that the canal was being constructed to ensure supply of due share of water to 16 districts including those of Mohindergarh, Rewari, Jhajjar and Gurgaon. He said that the Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda was of the view that in case the canals in Sirsa and Adampur were supplying water for 20 days in a month, the canals of Mohindergarh and Rewari should also remain functional for an equal number of days.
He made it clear that they were not scared of the threat of a civil war.
He criticised Mr. Bhajan Lal for getting a petition filed in the court of law against the construction of the canal after having a resolution passed by 90 sarpanches of Adampur Assembly Constituency.
He also criticised Mr Om Prakash Chautala for creating hindrances in the construction of the canal thus reflecting cheap political gimmicks.
Mr.Deepender Singh Hooda said that 99 per cent construction of the canal had been completed and the day was not far away when the canal would be functional thus solving 40-year-old problem.
Earlier, the Parliamentarian laid the foundation stone of a multi-purpose hall and additional complex to be constructed at a cost of Rs 16 crore in the Government College, Nahar.
He also launched the works for the development of Nahar as a modern village. He also gave away 41 tri-cycles and 63 hearing aids and 15 wheelchairs to the needy persons.