Agitation plays spoilsport for 'Happening Haryana'

Agitation plays spoilsport  for 'Happening Haryana'

The Jat agitation has come at a worst time when the state government had scheduled a mega ‘Happening Haryana’ event in Gurgaon in the first week of March to woo investors. Chief Minster Manohar Lal Khattar has been touring the globe trying to impress upon potential investors to view Haryana as a perfect investment destination.

But the developments that have unfolded in the last week or so may not augur well the government’s bid to attract investments. Khattar had also planned trips to southern states to invite corporate placers and industries to invest in Haryana. On Saturday, manufacturing major Maruti announced to suspend its operations at its Manesar plant in Gurgaon in wake of the ongoing trouble.

Haryana has suffered an estimated loss of Rs 20,000 crore on account of the ongoing agitation. It is still unclear how the government will compensate those individuals who have lost private properties worth millions of rupees in the unprecedented arson that the mob unleashed. The violent agitation may have an adverse effect on Haryana’s plans to take its growth trajectory in a new orbit.

Haryana Additional Chief Secretary, Home, P K Das said that as a part of the strategy to control the ongoing agitation in the state, the government was studying the footprints of those indulged in spreading hatred on social websites. He said those found guilty would invite stern action. He said the government could consider blocking such websites.

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