Reminding the people of the struggle of the people under the leadership of Chaudhary Devi Lal for attaining statehood, he announced that whenever the INLD is voted back to power it will raise the old age pension in Haryana to Rs. 5400/-.
Team Haryana First
Campaigning for the Assembly seat in Baroda on behalf of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), Chaudhary Om Prakash Chautala greeted the people of Haryana on completing its 54 years of existence as a State. Reminding the people of the struggle of the people under the leadership of Chaudhary Devi Lal for attaining statehood, he announced that whenever the INLD is voted back to power it will raise the old age pension in Haryana to Rs. 5400/-. He said that he was making this promise in the presence of the 54 villages of the constituency.
Old age pension has been a game changer in the welfare politics of the country and Chaudhary Devi Lal was the harbinger of this change. Chaudhary Om Prakash Chautala urged the voters of Baroda to elect an MLA who was approachable and sensitive to the needs of the people.
The INLD campaign got a boost by the presence of the national President of Bhim Army and Azad Samaj Party (Kanshiram) Chandrashekhar Azad. He too addressed the rally and extended his wholehearted support to the farmers and INLD.
Earlier, addressing the audience, Abhay Singh Chautala, Secretary General of the INLD, accused the Congress and the BJP of being hand-in-glove over the issue of Agriculture related Bills. He reminded that the framework for the Bills had been prepared by Dr Manmohan Singh’s Congress government and had visualized facilitating takeover by the MNCs. At that time, Narendra Modi as the Chief Minister of Gujarat had opposed the move and the Congress not being confident of getting the Bills passed had dropped the idea. Now the BJP is in power and using its huge majority in the Parliament got the Bills passed and the Congress, which mooted the idea of the Bills, is pretending to oppose it.
He also reminded the voters that for ten long years Bhupinder Singh Hooda was the Chief Minister of Haryana and was also chairman of the committee to look into the fixation of the MSP of various crops. The said committee had recommended that the MSP be fixed according to the formula suggested by the Swaminathan Commission Report. However, his support was superficial since he never implemented the recommendations of the committee that he had presided over. Today, these national parties stand exposed, Abhay Singh Chautala claimed. The farmers are completely disillusioned by the false promises and understand the conspiracy to rob them of their ancestral lands.
The farmers of country, he asserted, are united in their resolve to fight for their rights and INLD will stand bby them and support and lead them to safeguarding their interests.