Rohtak, 8 September (HP)
Former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition Bhupendra Singh Hooda said that the Congress Party in Haryana will fight the upcoming assembly elections under collective leadership. He claimed that Congress government will be formed in the state with an overwhelming majority. Hooda was talking to journalists at his residence in Rohtak on Friday. When he was asked under whose leadership the assembly elections would be fought, he said that the state Congress president is Udaybhan, he himself is the leader of opposition in the assembly. Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge are leading the party. The people and MLAs of the state will decide the Chief Minister.
During this, the former Chief Minister also raised the issue of debt on Haryana. He said that it is beyond comprehension that if not a single unit of electricity has been generated, not a single inch of metro or new railway line has been laid, not a single industrial area has been developed, then where is the money going. Today Haryana has a debt of more than Rs 4 lakh crore. Whereas till the year 2014, Haryana was number one in terms of per capita income and per capita investment. At the same time, today it is number one in terms of deteriorating law and order. There is no investment environment in the state. It was decided to set up a plant of Maruti Company in Kharkhoda IMT also during the rule of Congress government. That plant should have been set up much earlier but has not been set up even after 9 years.
Bhupendra Singh Hooda also tried to corner the government regarding the power crisis in the state. He said that in the year 2014, Haryana was a surplus state in terms of electricity. There was a power crisis even before 2005, but during the Congress government, 4 thermal power plants were installed and a nuclear power plant was established in Fatehabad. He said that today many power units do not work and coal never arrives on time.