Targeting former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, BJP President Amit Shah today alleged that he had robbed the poor to serve “Delhi ke damaad”, an apparent reference to Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra.
He also lashed out at Hooda for describing the investigation initiated by government agencies against him as “political vendetta”, claiming the Congress leader was rattled as the BJP government had exposed how farmers were exploited under his rule and their money gifted to “Delhi durbar”.
Addressing the ‘Guarav Rally’ organised by Union Minister and prominent Jat leader Birender Singh here, Shah said Haryana has seen “unprecedented” development under Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who had provided a transparent and corruption-free government.
“Previous chief ministers of the state used to look after their own areas and supporters. I want to say here that Haryana has seen three Lals– Bhajan Lal, Bansi Lal, Devi Lal–and (Bhupinder Singh) Hooda.
“Hooda never spared any effort in robbing poor people of Haryana in order to serve Delhi ke damaad (Delhi’s son-in-law). Hooda’s circle was restricted to just taking care of his family, caste, village and relatives,” he said and promised that the Khattar government was for all.
On investigations being conducted by government agencies and recent registration of case against Hooda, Shah said, “now when files are being opened, he (Hooda) is calling it political vendetta.
“It has now come to fore how the state was exploited by taking money of poor farmers of Haryana and giving it to Delhi Durbar as gift,” he said.
Shah said nobody could point fingers at the BJP CM and his ministers in the state on the issue of corruption.
Without naming, Shah also took a swipe at former chief minister Om Prakash Chautala, who along with his son and others, had been convicted in the teacher’s recruitment scam.
“This is the same Haryana where people are behind bars for recruitment (scam),” he said, adding the Khattar led government recruited people in transparent manner.
“This government is for all. It is not a government for any particular caste or community,” Shah asserted.
“Whatever people may say, I, as the BJP Chief, want to assure Jind people that the BJP government will deliver justice to everybody and ensure rights irrespective of caste or community,” he added.