The central government should accept the demand of the farmers without any delay – Hooda
Team Haryana First
Former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda has opposed changes in the government regulations for Haryana domicile that reduced the time period needed to get domicile of the state.
The state government had issued a notification that allowed any person living in Haryana for 5 years to get a state domicile, reducing it from the earlier period of 15 years. Hooda questioned the dual policy of the state government and said that on the one hand the government is seeking to provide 75% reservation for Haryanvis even in private jobs, while on the other, it is reducing the time period needed to get a state domicile.
Hooda said while he was not against the people of other states, but it is the responsibility of every state government to first safeguard the rights of the people of its state. “In many states of the country, local residents have been given priority in jobs and in such a situation, Haryana also has the right to do this. During the Congress Government, we made provisions in our industrial policy that local residents would be given priority,” he said.
“At that time the unemployment rate in the state was barely 2.8 percent, but today Haryana ranks first in the country in terms of unemployment. Data from the CMIE (Center for Monitoring Indian Economy), show that Haryana has consistently topped unemployment since 2019. According to the data for the month of December, the youth of the state is facing an unemployment rate of 32.5% today, which means that every third Haryanvi is unemployed,” he said.
Hooda said the situations has come up because the government is taking away jobs, instead of providing employment. “Sometimes education assistants are fired, and sometimes it is sanitation workers. This government has taken away jobs of computer operators, lab attendants, PTIs, drawing teachers and now own 1518 employees of Group D Sports quota have also been dismissed by this government. Every section has been impacted by the anti-people policies of the current government, be it youth or farmers,” the former Chief Minister said.
Hooda said that today lakhs of farmers are protesting on the borders of Delhi and everyday, farmers are losing their lives. “Unmoved by the plight of the farmers, the government has not yet come forward to help the families of farmer who lost their lives in the bitter cold, during the movement even though the Punjab government has announced jobs with financial help to such families,” he said.
“The Congress demands the Haryana government provide similar support to the families of martyred farmers in the state. If the present government does not do this, this would be the first item on our agenda when the form of our government in the state. These three laws are not only farmers but anti-people and farmers have been protesting against them for almost two months on the borders of Delhi. I urge the Union government once again to immediately accept their demand,” he said.
The Leader of Opposition paid homage on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary and remembered his contribution to the independence of the country. Hooda said that Netaji was a true national hero who had committed his entire life to securing freedom. “The country can never forget their sacrifice and struggle and it is because of such patriotic heroes that we can hold our heads high in free and independent India,” he said.