INLD mounts offensive against Hooda govt

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Bhiwani, Sep 25 (UNI) Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) president and former Haryana chief minister Om Parkash Chautala today accused the Hooda government of being repressive towards peacefully agitating people in the state.

''In Haryana, the government has become repressive and police is being used to crush and gag the people. The people raising their demands peacefully are being made target of police batons and bullets,'' said Mr Chautala while addressing a rally on the occasion of 95th birth anninversary of former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal.

Mr Chautala also alleged that the industries were being shifted to other states because there was no power and no protection to the industrialists.

The INLD supremo also lambasted the government for the deteriorating law and order situation. ''Crime and corruption have touched new high in Haryana,'' he addressed.

He said the government had failed to bring SYL water to the state and Congress leaders were silent on this issue.

The INLD supremo said farmers, employees, labourers and traders were criticising the state government for its failure to safeguard their interests and welfare.

He said INLD would increase old age, widow and disability pension to Rs 700 per month if it came to power in the state in the next elections.

The INLD would also enhance the land acquisition rates to Rs one crore in NCR areas and Rs 50 lakh in non-NCR areas.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, JD (U) president Sharad Yadav, former Tripura Governor Sultan Singh, Rajya Sabha MPs Tarlochan Singh and Ajay Singh Chautala also addressed the gathering.

Olympic players Vijender Singh, Yogeshwar Dutt, Akhil Kumar, Jitender Kumar, Krishna Punia, Dinesh were honoured on the occasion.

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