During the Jilla Kartavya Sammelan at Congress' event in Nuh, former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda introduced the 'Ghar Ghar Congress' campaign, aiming to engage in door-to-door discussions about their election agenda according to a report from Indian Express.
Covering various topics, the opposition leader pledged that if Congress assumes power, they would raise the old-age pension to Rs 6,000, surpassing the current Rs 5,538 provided by the Haryana government to 17 lakh beneficiaries.
Additionally, he promised to offer gas cylinders at Rs 500, a reduction from the current price of Rs 1,100.
As part of their electoral pitch for the 2024 Haryana Legislative Assembly election, Hooda stated that a Congress government would grant 300 units of free electricity.
Addressing concerns about the treatment of wrestlers, Hooda expressed the intent to appoint sportspersons to senior positions like DSP and promised to increase the creamy layer limit for OBCs from Rs 6 to Rs 10 lakh.
Commenting on the recent three-day strike by truck, bus, and tanker drivers against the stringent provisions of the newly-introduced Bharatiya Nyay Sanhita (BNS) for hit-and-run cases, Hooda criticised the law, stating it was made without consulting the drivers and assured rectification under a Congress government.
A group of protesters conveyed their grievances to the former chief minister, emphasising the impact on drivers in the Mewat region. MLA Rao Dan Singh highlighted the disappointment with the BJP-JJP government in Haryana and expressed support for Hooda.
Hooda lamented the decline in Haryana's standing, claiming that the BJP-JJP government brought unemployment, misery, and destruction, contrary to the state's previous achievements in per capita income, investment, job creation, law and order, and welfare.
He also stated, “The present government is trying to destroy the medical college built in Mewat during the Congress government. The hospital has neither doctors nor medicines. Centuries of brotherhood, which was not broken even during the partition of 1947, was tested under the present government,” he said.
Although Hooda did not comment on the potential INDI alliance in the state, he spoke about the controversial cow protection law, acknowledging its existence while highlighting criticisms of its powers granted to private entities beyond the police.
Bhuvan Krishna is Staff Writer at Swarajya.
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