Haryana Finance Minister Capt. Abhimanyu on Thursday said that the BJP led State Government will present its “report card” to the people of the state and seek votes on the basis of the development works carried out in the last about five years.
“The State Assembly elections are approaching and we are confident to perform well in the polls. The present State Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Manohar Lal has changed the system and worked to fulfill the hopes and aspirations of the people,” the Minister said while talking to the mediapersons here.
The BJP has set a target to bag at least 75 of the 90 seats in the assembly elections due in October. At present, the BJP has 48 members in the State Assembly.
The Minister said, “Our government has given a new definition to politics by rising above nepotism, casteism, regionalism and corrupt practices, which was supported by all sections of society be it farmers, employees, labourers or youth in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.”
On being asked about the statement made by the opposition that the BJP will not get anything in the Vidhan Sabha Elections as the scenario will be different from Lok Sabha polls, the Finance Minister said that no one can stop anyone from daydreaming.
The people of Haryana are wise, they know that the opposition’s sole aim is to grab power and they are even fighting amongst themselves for this, he said.
Replying to another question, he said, “We are going to fight the assembly polls under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Manohar Lal Khattar. We are fighting like a team and the people are with us. The opposition is in disarray and it's clear that we will once again form the next government."
In an obvious reference to the Haryana Congress which is ridden with factionalism and the INLD that witnessed a vertical split last year following a feud in the Chautala family, the Finance Minister said, “Those who cannot take their own team along, how will they run the state?”
Responding to a statement made by Congress MLA Karan Singh Dalal that “Haryana should make Karnal or Kurukshetra its capital and leave Chandigarh", Capt. Abhimanyu said that it seems that the political thinking of Dalal is not in favour of Haryana.
“Our ancestors had struggled a lot to make Chandigarh the capital of Haryana. In the case of Sutlej Yamuna Link canal and Chandigarh, we will not allow the Haryana's rights to be ignored,” he said.
The way Haryana has a share in joint secretariat and Vidhan Sabha for 50 years, on the same lines, it should also have share in the High Court, he added.
Responding to allegations of the BPL survey being carried out secretly, the Finance Minister said that under the departmental process, the online form was uploaded on the website and work of the survey was being done accordingly. The opposition should not indulge in giving irresponsible statements and if there is any such thing then show the evidence, he added.
In response to a question about not giving the HRA to the employees as per the recommendations of the 7th pay commission, the Finance Minister said that Haryana was the first state in the country which extended the benefit of the 7th Pay Commission to its employees. We will not let down our employees in future also and their demands will be considered, he added