Hooda takes a dig at govt on new policy for sportspersons; Is he right?
Former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda accused the state government of ‘insulting’ sportspersons by announcing new conditions every other day for jobs and cash rewards for medal winners.
Reacting to the new gradation policy for state sportspersons that entitles only those who are not only Haryana domiciles, but also play for the state, Hooda alleged that it was insensitive on the part of the government to do so.
“A sportsperson who gets medals in international events brings laurels to the country and not for the state alone. During the Congress regime, we gave cash rewards and jobs to all those who were either Haryana domicile, or played for the state or whose mother or father hails from the state, irrespective of the fact from which place the sportsperson played,” said Hooda.
He claimed that it was only due to good sports policy of his government that while youths from Haryana won medals in international events, those from neighbouring Punjab were trapped in drug addiction.
Terming the suspension of the HSSC chairman as an eyewash and devoid of any provisions under the laws, the former CM questioned the government’s authority to suspend him by invoking the provisions of Article 309 of the Constitution.
“The chairman of a commission is not a government employee that he could be suspended under Article 309. He could only have been removed from his post either by asking him to resign or through dismissal,” he said.
Calling the HSSC issues a big scam, Hooda alleged that Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar continued saving Bharti despite the fact that the issue of audio tape accusing his son of collecting money for the appointment of the municipal chief was taken up in the Assembly by the Opposition parties.
Hooda also questioned the probe into a scam in the HSSC by the CM’s flying squad and said it should have been done by a sitting judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
He also accused the government of being anti-farmers and alleged that vegetable growers were forced to throw their tomatoes on roads.
Hooda described ‘Jail Bharo Andolan’ by the INLD as ‘Bus bharo andolan’ and said Leader of the Opposition Abhay Singh Chautala and his party leaders were always seen sitting in buses, but had never gone to jails.
Rules say payment within 72 hrs, awaited for mustard sold in April; Is Haryana Government delaying payment of farmers?
Naveen Pandit, a farmer of Kot village in Jhajjar, is a harried man. Yet to receive payment for his mustard crop the agencies procured last month, he has skipped his loan instalment. He will not only have to pay penalty now, but may be denied subsidy too.
“I sold 25 quintals of mustard on April 16, but have not been paid so far even though as per the rules, it should have been done within 72 hours of procurement,” he says. Many other farmers are in the same boat. One of them, Raj Singh of Jondhi village, says he has yet to pay wages to the labour.
“Not one farmer has received money since April 16 when procurement of mustard at the Jhajjar grain market began. In all, a payment of Rs 15 crore is due,” claims Narender Kumar, president of the Commission Agents’ Association, Jhajjar.
Ashok Sharma, District Food and Supplies Controller, says payments could not be released for technical reasons. “The process to transfer money to bank accounts of farmers who sold mustard on April 16 and 17 has been initiated,” he adds.
Mustard in Jhajjar district has been procured by both HAFED and the Food and Supplies Department. HAFED began procurement on March 15, on behalf of the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation, and the Food and Supplies Department on April 16. It came to a halt in mid-May.
HAFED chairman Harvinder Kalyan admits delay but points out that it is the Food and Supplies Department which is to release the money directly. “There has been a delay since online procurement has been launched for the first time,” he reasons.
Khattar pats his back on transparency; Is the Haryana Government corruption free?
Safidon (Jind) :
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on said unlike the previous political regimes, the BJP had been successful in maintaining transparency in the state.
Addressing a public gathering on the 478th birth anniversary of Rajput warrior Maharana Pratap here, Khattar said while former Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala of the INLD was languishing in jail for the JBT teachers’ recruitment scam, senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda would land behind bars soon for alleged corruption charges.
Khattar said the BJP had given a strong political alternative in the state where merit was the sole criteria for any public work. No past political regimes in the state proved to be corruption-free as their top leaders were either in jail or facing trails for various crimes.
He said the state government had decided to spend Rs 700 crore to strengthen infrastructure of various crematoriums and burial grounds. “Soon, each of the 22 districts will have a medical college. Also, work on women’s college at every 20-km distance is being implemented. The government will start arranging vehicles to ferry girl students to their schools or colleges for their safety,” he said.
The CM said under a major step to rehabilitate the nomadic tribe, about 10,000 registered nomads would soon get constructed houses.
On the occasion, Union Sports Minister Col Rajyavardhan Rathore (retd) said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had introduced several schemes, including Direct Benefit Transfer, auditing of LPG cylinder beneficiaries, which had saved crores of rupees generated from the taxpayers’ money by eliminating middlemen.
He said the GST was aimed at generating more income tax funds and it had started yielding results.
Rathore lauded the role of Haryanvi youths in sports, defense forces and other professional fields.
Pvt firm staff thrashed for lifting garbage;15 booked; Is the garbage causing great trouble due to the strike?
The police have booked 15 persons, including two sons of the district president, Nagar Palika Karamchari Sangh, for allegedly thrashing employees of a private company for lifting garbage here.
In a complaint to the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation (MC), Shiv and Rakesh, both employees of JBM Enviro, a private company, stated that they reached Jain Mohalla to lift heaps of garbage from near the Jain temple on Saturday.
“As we started lifting garbage, Govinda, Rakesh Kumar, Naveen, Rahul, Ajay, Jaiveer and nearly 10 other persons reached there,” they said. The youths, carrying hockey sticks and lathis, started thrashing them and tried to prevent them from lifting the garbage, they alleged. The accused stated that they had come to stop them at the behest of Subhash Chandalia, president of the sangh. They also alleged that the accused also poured some suspicious substance into the engines of their tractors.
Meanwhile, Shiv Prasad Sharma, Commissioner, MC, forwarded their complaint to the police.
Deepak Kumar, SHO, City police station, said that a case had been registered against 15 persons, including Govinda, Rakesh, Naveen, Rahul and Ajay on the complaint forwarded by the MC Commissioner.
He said two PCR vans had been provided to the MC to give security to the teams engaged in lifting of the garbage. “We have also installed cameras on the PCR vans to record any untoward situation during garbage collection,” he said.
Refuting the allegations, Chandalia said it was a conspiracy hatched by the private company and the MC authorities against him and the striking employees to mount pressure on him to end the strike. The case lodged against his sons was totally false, he said.
Meanwhile, members of the sangh staged a dharna near Palika Market here.
Jind man held for poisoning three daughters to death; Is this the extent of poverty?
The Jind police have arrested Kashmiri Singh for allegedly poisoning his three minor daughters to death.
A Jind court on Friday sent the accused to 14-day judicial remand. The accused allegedly administered poison his four children and wife on Tuesday.
Alewa SHO Hari Om said the condition of Singh’s wife Suman and daughter Sneha had reportedly improved.
“The victim’s relatives on Friday shifted Suman to a private hospital in Panipat, whereas Sneha is being treated at the PGIMS, Rohatk,” said the SHO.
A resident of Bhigana village, Kashmiri, a daily wage earner, was an alcoholic and poisoned his family in an inebriated state, said the police.
Kashmiri has been booked on charges of murder and other sections of the IPC on the statement of Singh’s daughter Komal, who later died at hospital.
The deceased have been identified as Komal (17), Kafi (14) and Kiran (7).
In her statement to the police on Thursday, Komal had alleged that all of them were forcibly poisoned by their father.
“The girl also alleged that her father used to beat them up regularly and keep them hungry for several days. A few hours after registering her statement, in presence of a magistrate, the girl died,” said the SHO.