Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today criticised the wrong policies of the BJP government in Gujarat saying the state could not develop in the past ten years despite having plenty of natural resources, a vast sea coast and many ports.
Mr Hooda was addressing an election meeting at Maninagar in the district while campaigning for Congress candidate and Union Minister of State for Petroleum Dinsha Patel, who is pitted against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi from Maninagar assembly constituency.
Mr Hooda said the massive crowd at his public meeting indicated that people in Gujarat wanted a change as they were fed up with ten years of misrule by the BJP government in the state.
He said if the Haryana Government could waive off house tax, why could not Mr Modi do so in his state as there were plenty of natural resources.
Comparing the ten-year BJP rule with 32 months of the Congress government in Haryana, Mr Hooda said the tremendous progress made by the state during this short period was the result of State Government's wisdom, welfare policies and communal amity in the State. the state was fast progressing to become number one in the field of development in the country, he added.
Alleging that the Modi government had exploited the state government employees, Mr Hooda said in Haryana the minimum wages were Rs 3510 per month which were the highest in the country.
On the other hand, only Rs 2500 were being given to temporarily recruited teachers and police personnel by the Gujarat Government.
He also pointed out that electricity was being supplied to consumers in Ahmedabad at the highest rate in the country whereas in Haryana the agriculture sector was being supplied electricity at a meager rate of 50 paisa per unit.
He regretted that farmers in Gujarat were being implicated in false cases. On the other hand, in Haryana the Government had withdrawn the law under which the defaulter loanees of cooperative banks used to be arrested.