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BJP govt going back on Dushyant Chautala’s promises: Congress

Besides, the new coalition government had set up a ‘common minimum programme’ committee under state home minister Anil Vij in November last year, but it has had just one meeting so far. No ‘common minimum programme’ document has been drawn up so far.

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Last Updated: Jan 14, 2020, 08.33 AM IST
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NEW DELHI: Nearing three months in power, the BJP-JJP government in Haryana has gone back on two key promises made by Dushyant Chautala’s Jannayak Janata Party and has yet to make any progress on the third major promise of providing 75% reservation in private jobs for locals.

“Neither has farm loan waiver happened nor has the monthly old age pension been hiked from Rs 2,000 to Rs 5,100 as promised by the JJP. The state’s finances were in poor shape under the BJP and it was simply not possible for them (JJP) to fulfil their promises. Voters have been duped,” Kumari Selja, the state Congress president, told ET.

Besides, the new coalition government had set up a ‘common minimum programme’ committee under state home minister Anil Vij in November last year, but it has had just one meeting so far. No ‘common minimum programme’ document has been drawn up so far. “What we are instead seeing is an open tug-of-war between Chief Minister Manohar Lal and home minister Anil Vij,” said Selja.

BJP state president Subhash Barala, however, said the work of the government was continuing even without a common minimum programme. “If we need a common minimum programme, we will make it. But even without that, work is happening. So, what is anyone’s problem? Should we ask the Congress for making a CMP?” he said.

Barala said the government had hiked the monthly old age pension by Rs 250 to Rs 2,250. “It is true that the JJP had promised a hike to Rs 5,100 per month but the BJP always said we will hike it as per the inflation rate. We can hike it further if needed,” he said.
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