Haryana: INLD to protest over collapse of law

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Jagadhri, Jun 11: Indian National Lok Dal chief Om Prakash Chautala today said his party's women wing would hold protests in front of the SP office in Rohtak and the DGP's Headquarter in Panchkula on June 13, demanding their dismissal for the ''police inaction'' that forced a rape victim to commit suicide.

Addressing a press conference here, Mr Chautala came down heavily on the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government saying that the ''recent suicide by a rape victim in police headquarters only proved that the law and order machinery in Haryana had collapsed''. He also said the chief minister should also resign owning ''moral responsibility'' for the ''unfortunate incident which indicated that common man's safety was under constant threat under his rule.'' Asserting that the common man was suffering on all fronts under Congress rule, the INLD supremo referred to the latest price hike in petro products.

He claimed that if the government was sincere about giving relief to the public, it could reduce the state and central taxes and easily provide petrol for Rs 21 per litre and diesel at Rs 16 per litre.

He also lashed out at the Hooda government saying that in comparision with the Congress-ruled Delhi reducing Rs 40 on a gas cylinder, the reduction of Rs 13 in Haryana was like a ''cruel joke'' with the state's public.

He also criticised the Hooda government for approving 67 SEZs and acquiring 25,000 acre land for each of them, ''to please MNCs and the land mafia.'' The massive land acquisition exercise for the SEZs by the state government would not benefit the commonman but reduce the farmers into labourers on their own land, Mr Chautala said.

''If my party comes to power, it will cancel all such extravagant and fraud projects and all the Reliance outlets would be closed'', the INLD chief declared.

UNI

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