Khattar Govt making only big talk on investment: Hooda

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Chandigarh, Jan 30: Opposition Congress today attacked the Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government saying it had failed on all fronts and just making big talks on the foreign investment coming into the state.

"The government is insensitive towards various sections of society as has been seen in the recent past when employees and people from various walks of life were forced to hit the streets in support of their demands.

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"This government has failed on all fronts despite making tall promises to people before the Assembly elections (in Oct 2014)," former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda told reporters here.

Hooda said power tariff, which was cheaper than Punjab, Delhi and many other states during the previous Congress regime, had been hiked by the Khattar government.

"It was not just that power is costly, but law and order situation is also in bad shape. And the government is making big talk about foreign investments. Who is going to come and invest here, when the government is not able to provide a congenial atmosphere," he said.

Replying to a question, Hooda said Chief Minister Khattar during his US and Canada visit last year had stated that Rs 10,000 crore worth investments would flow into the state and made "big talk" after his recently concluded foreign tour to Japan and China.

"The sad reality is what we see on the ground is, where are the investments," Hooda said.

He also said, I will at least appreciate CM Khattar that he admitted during his China visit that Haryana was No 1 (Cong had maintained so during its rule), so what is the problem if he says so here as well.

Everyone knows Haryana was No 1 during our time, when we topped in per capita income and per capita investment and in other fields."

Hooda also said that Congress has decided to gherao the Assembly next month when budget session will be held to highlight the alleged failures of the incumbent regime.

"There has been 'girdwari' and paddy scam, in which we have demanded probe by a retired high court judge.

Besides, the BJP government has failed to fulfil any one of the 154 promises it had made to people earlier.

Law and order has broken down, hiked power rates have not been rolled back, so these issues we will raise when we gherao the assembly during a peaceful protest," he said.

PTI 

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