Dr. Avnish Jolly, Chandigarh, 18th October, 2008 :Reacting to the alliance of the opposition parties in the State, Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said that this alliance is not based on any ideology as it has no policy for the development of the State. The people of Haryana already have a bad experience of such an alliance and are well versed with its realities.
The Chief Minister was interacting with the mediapersons at Hisar today. He said that the results of Assembly Bye-Elections had also proved that there was no anti-incumbency factor working in the State.
Replying to a question, Mr. Hooda reiterated that Haryana would soon implement Sixth Pay Commission. To remove the anomalies of Fifth Pay Commission, a committee had been constituted to submit its recommendations so that there was no anomaly in the Sixth Pay Commission.
On this occasion the former MLA of Ratia, State General Secretary of HJC and Incharge of Sirsa district Sardar Jarnail Singh joined Congress party along with 13 other members.
Earlier, addressing the Vikas Rally organised at village Siharwa of district Hisar, Mr. Hooda said that maximum number of industries were being set up in the State which would lead to creation of immense job opportunities for the youth with a result no household of the state would remain without employment.
Mr. Hooda said that neither the agriculture land could be increased nor the government jobs were possible for all, hence the State Government endeavour was to create employment through the setting up of industries in the State. The State Government was giving all kinds of facilities for the investors to set up their ventures in the State and for this purpose Special Economic Zones were being set up in the State. He expressed his happiness that the State which was at number 14 position in the Per Capita investment three years ago, it had achieved the distinction of the being at number one position today. Similarly, Haryana also occupies top most position in the production of milk and wheat.
Mr. Hooda said that for the growth and progress of any State, there was a need of sufficient supply of water and electricity and better law and order situation. The problem of power shortage was prevalent at the time when the present State Government assumed office. During the long period of 40 years only 1587 MW of Power Generation Plants were established whereas today 4000 MW of power was available in the State including the power from outside sources. At the same time new power generation plants were being set up which included Khedar, Yamunanagar and Jharli power generation plants. The Power plants of Khedar and Yamunanagar would start their operations by the end of this year. The State Government now aims at generating 5000 MW of additional power during its present tenure which would lead to power supply of 20 to 22 hours per day throughout the State. He appealed to the people to have patience and give him some more time for completely redressing the problem of power shortage from the State.