North India Kaleidoscope Bureau
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal said on Tuesday that the first year of NDA Government, under the charismatic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi would always be remembered as a year full of historic achievements. The second term of the NDA government would also be known for its tough and big decisions that have changed the country’s image worldwide.
Addressing a digital press conference on the successful completion of one year of Modi 2.0 here, he said that the Modi Government not only took bold decisions including abrogation of Article 370, criminalizing Triple Talaq, and introducing Citizenship Amendment Act but also laid the foundation of self-reliant India. The historic opening of Kartarpur Sahib Corridor, the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), are among other major achievements of Modi 2.0 achieved in a short duration of one year.
The Chief Minister said that along with making India ‘Atamnirbhar’, Prime Minister also made sure to convert COVID-19 Pandemic into an opportunity. At a time when the entire world is fighting a tough battle against this Pandemic, a ₹20-trillion stimulus package was announced by the Prime Minister, which is a giant leap for Indian Economy and is aimed at ensuring the welfare of the poor, farmers and labourers and further giving a big boost to Industrial and Education and health sector, making India a global leader.
While sharing the details about the State Government’s achievements,Mr. Manohar Lal said that many public welfare schemes were introduced in the short period of six months of Government’s formation in its second consecutive tenure, including Mukhya Mantri Parivar Samridhi Yojna (MMPSY), and Rs. 2,250 monthly pension to the citizens suffering from cancer and kidney disease and HIV patients in the state. The State has a distinction of paying the highest daily wage of Rs. 309 under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.
On the State Government’s efforts to fight against COVID-19, the Chief Minister said that various steps are being taken to prevent the spread of the virus including providing ration to every needy person. “The ration cardholders, as well as those who do not have any card, have been provided ration through ‘Distress Tokens’. This facility was provided to around 5 lakh people in the State” he added.
Responding to another question regarding restriction on inter-state movement, he said,” The guidelines of Ministry of Home Affairs were followed while taking this decision but the Delhi Government decided not to allow any movement. Now any decision in this regard would be taken after discussing it with the Delhi Government as borders would be opened after mutual consent of both the Governments.”
Haryana, Home Minister Anil Vij said that no political activity is permitted in the wake of coronavirus.
Mr. Vij said that any decision to be taken in this regard will be considered in the near future.
He said that people coming from abroad would be thoroughly investigated and quarantined in Panchkula or any other hospitals.
Mr.Anil Vij said that a seven -member Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted under the chairpersonship of Inspector General of Police (IGP) of Karnal Range Bharti Arora to investigate cases of immigration fraud as well as sending people abroad through illegal means.
The other members of this SIT include IPS Nazneen Bhasin, Rahul Sharma, Himanshu Garg, Lokendra Singh, Shashank Kumar, and Mr. Mohit Handa. This committee will thoroughly investigate and take action against all types of cases related to fraudulently sending people abroad and human trafficking in the state.
Mr. Vij said that America has deported 135 such people to India, 75 of whom are residents of Haryana. Earlier, on May 19, 73 people were deported by the US, and 73 FIRs were filed subsequently which are being investigated thoroughly. He told similar cases can also be reported from other countries. Thus, we have constituted the said SIT to investigate such cases and frauds. He said that this will put a check on the practice of duping people on the pretext of sending them abroad. If there is any victim of such fraudulent practice then he too can contact the said committee.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal was presented with a draft of Rs. 11 lakh for Haryana Corona Relief Fund by Loktantra Senani Sangathan, Haryana.