BJP candidate himself admits distributing cylinders, Congress complains to EC- Hooda
Team Haryana First
Former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda has said a desperate BJP is stooping to new lows to avoid an inevitable defeat staring them in the face in the Baroda by-election. Hooda said the model code of conduct is being violated openly by distributing free cylinders to the public and there are also reports of liquor and money being distributed from many villages.
“The BJP candidate himself has accepted the matter of distributing cylinders among the people. The Congress has filed a complaint before the Election Commission and the Commission should take immediate action to ensure that such activities don’t undermine the democratic process.
Hooda said no matter how the BJP attempts to entice voters, the public has already made up their mind. “The people of Baroda have already decided to vote for Congress candidate Induraj Narwal alias Bhalu. People know that those who try to buy votes by distributing liquor, gas cylinders and money can never work for their welfare. The tricks and gimmicks employed by the BJP will not affect the people of Baroda and Induraj will win by a large margin in the by-election,” he said.
The Leader of Opposition said the entire state of Haryana is looking towards Baroda and every Haryana voter wants to teach a lesson to the BJP-JJP in this by-election. “Every farmer of the state wants the voters of Baroda to defeat the government which has imposed three anti-agriculture laws on the farmer. In Pipli, the way the government used sticks on farmers who were demanding their rights, the farmer of Baroda will take revenge by hitting back at the government through their vote,” he said.
Hooda continued his attack on the BJP-JJP government and said this is the government has lost its support from its own employees, besides all other sections of the society. “Today, every employee of the state is angry with their allowances being withdrawn and privatization of government departments. Every employee wants to get rid of the government which only supports capitalists and promotes privatization. Today every temporary employee, who fears being retrenched, wants to change this government. Not only this, 1518 Group D employees, 1983 PTIs and their families are also looking towards Baroda results in the hope of justice,” he said.
The former Chief Minister also attacked the government for their failure to control the rising prices of essential commodities. “Today, rising kitchen expenses have every housewife and every family in distress. It has become difficult for him to buy even potatoes, onions and tomatoes. She wants to teach a lesson to Baroda in this government has remained a mute spectator as prices rise,” he said.
Raising the issue of unemployment, Hooda said the youth of the state are staring at a future without much hope of finding a job. “The youth of Haryana are facing the highest unemployment in the country. They are also looking towards Baroda and hoping that the people of this Vidhan Sabha are able to teach them a lesson,” he said.
The former Chief Minister said every section of the state is confident that the Congress will win by a big margin in Baroda. “The larger the margin of victory for Induraj, the shorter the duration of this government,” he said