2012 yearender: Haryana remained in news mostly for wrong reasons
Bhupinder Singh Hooda government remained busy warding off Opposition attacks on many fronts including the law and order scene following a fresh bout of labour unrest at Maruti Suzuki's plant in Manesar in which a senior company executive was killed and cancellation of mutation of a land deal involving Sonia Gandhi son-in-law Robert Vadra's company.
The year also saw senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka taking on the Haryana government for his frequent transfers, Jats reviving their agitation for quota in government jobs, and Haryana Janhit Congress-BJP trying to consolidate their political base in the state.
In July, violence broke out at Maruti Suzuki plant following an alleged scuffle between a worker and a supervisor. A general manager (HR) was killed in the incident and 100 others were injured. The company declared a lockout at the plant which was lifted a month later. During the lockout overall production loss was pegged at around Rs 1,400 crore.
The state government had to face another embarrassment when minister and Independent MLA Gopal Kanda was embroiled in the suicide case of 23-year-old Geetika Sharma. After high drama, Kanda surrendered and is lodged in a jail in Delhi. Geetika in her suicide note said she was ending her life due to “harassment” by Kanda
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