Haryana Congress President Kumari Selja on Monday appealed to the people of Karnal not to vote for the local MLA Manohar Lal Khattar in the Assembly elections as he had mocked at Karnal's daughter Kalpana Chawla who had made a name fr the city and herself worldwide.
Addressing party workers for the first time in Karnal after being appointed as state president where former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was also present, she appealed to the Congress workers to work unitedly and ensure the victory of party candidates from all the assembly constituencies of Karnal district. In his address, Hooda counted his government's achievements when he was in power and reminded people that instead of taking the development work forward, Chief Minister Khattar has pushed Haryana into disrepair. He said that the victory of Congress is only for the benefit of the people and the state.
Selja charged the Khattar government of cheating the common people. The government, which has come out with the promise of giving fifteen lakhs in the accounts of the people, has done the job of snatching employment from the youth of the state, she said. Selja alleged that the Chief Minister has declared Karnal as a dry zone, due to which farmers are not getting a new tubewell connection.
The State Congress President said that BJP-led government demands birth certificates from old people to release their pension. This is a complete insult to the elderly people. "Earlier people were not educated and in such a situation it was not necessary that everyone has got a birth certificate. Now, how will they bring the proof of his birth? she asked The state Congress president said that Karnal has become the crime capital of Haryana and the morale of criminals has been high under BJP-led state government. There have been more than 82 murders in the last five years in the Chief Minister's Assembly constituency, she alleged.