Jind, Haryana: BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday said that former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, of the Congress, was crying hoarse over probes into his government’s irregularities by various central and state agencies as he had much to hide.
Addressing a ‘Gaurav Rally’ organised by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in this Haryana town on Sunday, Shah said that Hooda was getting scared of the probes into actions of his government.
“For Delhi’s son-in-law (referring to Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra), Hooda sacrificed the interests of poor people of Haryana. Earlier, he said that he was ready to face any probe as he had done nothing wrong. Now, he is opposing the probe, saying that it is political vendetta,” Shah said.
Shah accused the Hooda government, which was in power in Haryana from 2005 to 2014, of only promoted one area and one community for so many years.
“His range was only his family, close aides, community and his region,” he said.
Hooda has been accused by the BJP and the opposition Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) of showering favours on relatives, close aides, the Rohtak belt and the Jat community to which belongs.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Haryana Vigilance Department have booked Hooda and others for alleged irregularities during the tenure of his government.
“Our government in Haryana is working for the development of all regions and communities. This government is for everyone,” Shah said.
Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Birender Singh and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar also addressed the rally.
First Published | 11 September 2016 6:54 PM