Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda launched the fourth phase of his ‘Jankranti Yatra’ in Fatehabad district’s Tohana area with the promise of 50% cut in electricity tariffs if voted to power.
While giving a slogan of ‘karenge ek khas kaam, poori bijli, aadhe daam’, the former chief minister also promised to implement the Swaminathan Commission recommendation in toto.
Addressing a crowd even as it rained at the grain market, Hooda also attacked the BJP government for “pushing farmers into acute distress and misleading them with false promises”. “We don’t make false promises. We had waived pending electricity bills worth Rs 1,600 crore, even though the promised was made by someone else,” he said.
“Haryana farmers know that they were getting Rs 5,000 per quintal for paddy and Rs 7,500 per quintal for cotton. Under the circumstances, there seems to be no justification for fixing the MSPs at Rs 1,750 and Rs 5,150 for these crops,” he said. Read More
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