North India Kaleidoscope Bureau
Addressing a massive gathering of volunteers from the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for the Jail Bharo agitation, Leader of the Opposition and senior INLD leader Abhay Singh Chautala said that the increasing number of people participating in the agitation was a clear signal for the upcoming change.
The Jail Bharo agitation was launched on May 1, 2018 from Bhiwani for the completion of the SYL canal as directed by the Supreme Court, the completion of the now abandoned Dadupur-Nalvi canal and getting Mewat’s legitimate share of water from Agra canal.
Mr. Abhay Singh Chautala also accused the BJP government of inventing new excuses for delaying the implementation of the Supreme Court order regarding SYL canal. In this, the BJP government at the centre and in the state had followed the policy of indifference towards the danger that Haryana is facing in the context of fast depleting groundwater levels and resources. As a consequence, Haryana faces the threat of becoming dark zone as far as groundwater is concerned.
He charged that the BJP had made many false promises to win votes in 2014. One of the promises was to bring all the black money that was stashed abroad during the Congress rule to redistribute it among the people of this country. Thus Rs. 15 lakh each was promised to be deposited in each account but not even a single paisa has been deposited in anyone’s account. He also accused the BJP of betraying the farmers by going back on its promise of implementing Swaminathan Commission Report.
The Leader of the Opposition said that in 2014 the people had decided to vote out the corrupt and discredited Congress regime and therefore in the absence of credible alternative had voted for BJP. But now they have the option of voting for the Third Front at the national level and therefore the defeat of BJP was certain. In Haryana, the INLD-BSP alliance will be given the kind of mandate that voters had given in 1987.
He assured the gathering that when INLD-BSP alliance was voted to power, the government will not only waive loans of farmers but also implement the Swaminathan Commission report about fixation of MSP. He also assured that from every family one member will be given a government job and Rs 5 lakh given on the occasion of the marriage of a poor family’s daughter. Old age pension would be enhanced to Rs. 2,500 per month and power bills reduced by half.
INLD State President Ashok Arora asserted that the people have seen through the politics of the BJP and have made up their mind to reject it in the next elections. He claimed that INLD-BSP alliance will sweep the State Assembly polls whenever elections are held.