Claim on Chandigarh to counter Punjab, Haryana announces special House session on April 5

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In an attempt to counter the resolution passed by the Punjab Vidhan Sabha claiming Chandigarh, Haryana Vidhan Sabha also announced the convening of a special session of Vidhan Sabha on April 5, Tuesday.

The decision to convene the extraordinary session of Vidhan Sabha was taken at the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday. Faced with pressure from the opposition and an internal demand from the party and its ally JJP, the Haryana Council of Ministers took the decision to convene a special session of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha to counter the Punjab resolution Vidhan Sabha.

“A council of ministers was held on Sunday under the chairmanship of CM Manohar Lal Khattar. It was decided at this meeting that a special session of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha will be convened on 5th April 2022 at 11 a.m. A letter in this regard will be sent to the Governor of Haryana and Chairman of the Vidhan Sabha,” a government spokesperson said.

The Punjab Vidhan Sabha on April 1 had passed a resolution calling for the immediate transfer of Chandigarh to the state, with CM Bhagwant Mann accusing the Center of trying to upset the balance in the administration of the Union Territory and other commons.

Immediately afterwards, Haryana leaders from all parties started to retaliate against the Aam Aadmi party in Punjab. Khattar, Interior Minister Anil Vij, BJP State Chairman Om Prakash Dhankar, former cabinet minister Captain Abhimanyu, various cabinet ministers and opposition leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda, leader of the HPCC Kumari Selja, INLD MP Abhay Chautala and various other Haryana MPs had condemned the Punjab government. move.

Soon after the Punjab Vidhan Sabha resolution, Haryana leaders started raising other issues asking Punjab to implement the Supreme Court’s verdict on the SYL channel first and also demanded that Hindi-speaking areas of Punjab be transferred to Haryana.

Politicians from all parties in Haryana had demanded a special session of the Vidhan Sabha to counter the decision of the Punjab government.

Opposition leader and former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday again condemned the resolution passed by the Punjab government in the Vidhan Sabha regarding Chandigarh as a political “jumla”. “Chandigarh was, is and will be from Haryana and that no one will be allowed to harm the interests of the state and they are ready to make any sacrifice to protect the interests of the state including leading a Padyatra or any other step in the welfare of the state,” Hooda said.

Addressing a press conference in Rohtak on Sunday, Hooda said, “All political parties will have to show solidarity in the interests of the state and all parties will have to clarify their position on this issue. There is a dispute with Punjab not only over the capital, but also over Hindi-speaking areas and SYL water. In such a situation, everyone will have to vigorously defend the rights of the state”.

“I have also called a Congress Legislative Party meeting in Haryana Bhawan in Delhi on Monday to discuss the issue. In the meeting, all strategies including meeting the President or Prime Minister will be discussed. Even prior to this the leaders of all parties met with the President to demand the implementation of the Supreme Court ruling on SYL we have not been able to meet with the Prime Minister on this issue so far. state should ask the prime minister for time,” Hooda said.

Hooda also expressed concern over the ever-increasing inflation and said that amid the ever-increasing petrol and diesel prices, the rate of DAP and the government of Haryana hit a snag. double whammy for the poor and the common man by deciding to increase electricity. rates. “All this while the people of Haryana are already facing the highest inflation in the country,” he said.

Hooda announced that if the Congress government is formed in the future, electricity will be provided free to the poor and at affordable rates to the middle class. He also reiterated that the old employee pension scheme will also be reinstated, if his government is formed.

He said that the BJP and the BJP-JJP government have made anti-people decisions throughout their tenure. “This government spared neither the elderly nor the children. This government decided to cut old people’s pensions and abolish Rule 134A, which provided a good education for poor children. “It is a totally anti-people government. Corruption has seeped into every pore of this government,” he said.

JJP leader Digvijay Chautala said, “Haryana knows very well how to fight for its legitimate rights. We know how to make Haryana a joint capital with Punjab and also how to make it a solo capital of Haryana. The resolution passed by the Punjab government makes no sense as Chandigarh was the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana for 55 years”.

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