Hooda said the situation is extremely serious as 3 to 4 farmers have been martyred in the last 24 hours and under these circumstances, the government’s neglect of the farmer is extremely painful.
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Sonipat: Former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda has said farmers have been protesting for over a month now on the borders of Delhi and other parts of the country and called on the government to handle the issue with all seriousness and sensitivity.
Addressing a press conference in Sonepat today, Hooda said the situation is extremely serious as 3 to 4 farmers have been martyred in the last 24 hours and under these circumstances, the government’s neglect of the farmer is extremely painful. He said the suffering of the farmer is a problem for the entire country because the country eats what the farmer grows in his fields. Hooda said that the government should take back the three agricultural laws without any further delay and take a decision in the future only with the consent of the farmers.
The Leader of Opposition said they wanted to discuss the issue of farmers in the Assembly and bring a no-confidence motion against the government, but the Governor is not using his constitutional powers to call a session of the Haryana assembly and even refused to meet opposition MLAs. “We will once again appeal to the Governor to meet us and call a session so that the every farmer of the state knows which MLA stands with the farmer and who stands with the anti-farmer government,” he said.
Targeting the state government on unemployment, Hooda said the youth of Haryana is facing the highest unemployment rate in the entire country and the government is cancelling a few jobs that are coming out. “The government is taking away jobs instead of creating new ones. The government has done grave injustice to the 1518 Group-D employees by taking away their jobs. The government’s job is to provide jobs, not snatch them. Before Group-D personnel, the government had taken away the jobs of drawing and PTI teachers. The government should find a way of ensuring that all these people get their jobs back,” he said.
The former Chief Minister said every section of the society; farmers, youth, laborers, shopkeepers, workers and small traders, is upset with the present government. “This government did not spare even the elderly and stopped the annual increase of Rs 250 to their pensions even though their coalition partner had promised a monthly pension of Rs 5,100 to the elderly but they are not even able to provide the basic annual increase,” he said.
Hooda thanked the people for voting thoughtfully and electing Congress candidates in the Sonepat Municipal Corporation elections. He said that newly elected Mayor Nikhil Madaan is young, active and will serve the people. Earlier in the day Hooda attended the condolence meeting of leading educationist Hoshiar Singh Malik and paid tributes to him.