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Amit Shah lashes out at previous Haryana regimes, says Manohar Lal Khattar government working for overall development

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday targeted previous Haryana chief ministers over regional bias and said in Manohar Lal Khattar, the state has after a long time got a chief minister who is undertaking its all-round development.

Shah, who laid the foundation stone of the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor and inaugurated three other projects in the state during an event here worth a combined Rs 6,629 crore, launched a scathing attack on previous regimes.

He said the Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government was marked by corruption, while also hitting out at the Indian National Lok Dal regime led by Om Prakash Chautala, without taking his name.

BJP leaders in the state often accuse Hooda of regional bias and concentrating development works in Rohtak during his tenure. Shah said the Khattar government had worked to change Haryana during its eight years, adding that He said after a long time after Independence there is a chief minister for the entire state.

Addressing a Jan Utthan rally, Shah has laid the foundation stone of the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor and inaugurated three other projects here worth a combined Rs 6,629 crore. He inaugurated the projects virtually from an event at the Parade Ground in Sector 12.

He laid the foundation stone of the Rs 5,618-crore Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor project. Shah inaugurated a rail coach refurbishment factory worth Rs 590 crore in Sonipat’s Barhi and India’s first longest elevated railway track in Rohtak, built at a cost of Rs 315.4 crore.

The home minister also inaugurated the Haryana Police Housing Complex, Bhondsi, constructed at a cost of Rs 106 crore. Haryana Chief Minister Khattar, Deputy Chief MinisterDushyant Chautala, Union Rail Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister of State for Power and Heavy Industries and Faridabad MP Krishan Pal Gurjar, and BJP’s state unit chief OP Dhankar were present at the event.

Source: Press Trust of India


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