HJC-JCP alliance charges Hooda govt of neglecting north Haryana

HJC-JCP alliance charges Hooda govt of neglecting north Haryana

After stitching an alliance, Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) and Venod Sharma-led Jan Chetna Party (JCP) on Sunday accused the Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led state government of ‘neglecting’ the entire northern belt of the state in development and jobs.

HJC chief Kuldeep Bishnoi charged the Hooda government with indulging in regional bias in carrying out development work and in giving jobs. Sharma and Bishnoi released the JCP’s poll manifesto at Ambala during a rally there.

Addressing the rally, Sharma, who recently snapped his four-decade old ties with the Congress to float his own outfit, lashed out at the state government for ‘neglecting’ the entire northern belt of Haryana including Ambala, Panipat, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar, Kalka and Panchkula districts.

“There is a regional bias in development as all major projects have gone to the Rohtak-Jhajjar region. Even in giving jobs, people from northern Haryana have been ignored,” Sharma claimed at the rally organised by his party, in which Bishnoi also participated.
Bishnoi, the younger son of former Chief Minister Bhajan Lal, on Thursday snapped his ties with BJP alleging ‘repeated betrayal’ by the saffron party and joined hands with JCP led by Sharma, whom he termed as a ‘father figure’ to him.

“The state government only developed the Rohtak region treating the rest of Haryanavis as second class citizens,” Bishnoi said.

Sharma, the former Union minister and former Ambala MLA, said even the National Highway from Panipat to Ambala was in a bad shape and wondered “even if this too is a design to harass the people of our region”.

“The youths of Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal and Panipat have been discriminated against in giving jobs due to narrow political considerations.

“Ambala was denied an Industrial Model Township, despite the fact that it would have generated jobs. No big industry has come to Faridabad, Kalka, Yamunanagar and Panipat in several years now, which were earlier famous as Haryana's industrial belts,” Sharma said.

No new university has also been opened in northern Haryana despite the government's tall claims of making entire state as an education hub.

“The farmers are not getting right price for their produce. There is no equitable distribution of water,” Sharma claimed.

Bishnoi said he feels the two parties should have weaved an alliance much before.  
Hitting out at BJP, Bishnoi said the party had repeatedly betrayed HJC during the past one year and finally he decided to break ties with them.