Bhupinder Singh Hooda's son figures Narendra Modi's Gujarat behind Haryana in all ways
It was widely perceived that the Congress had refrained from roping in Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for campaigning in neighbouring Himachal. However, the Haryana CM has been asked to pitch in during the fag end of the poll campaign in Gujarat.
“Hooda is slated to come to Gujarat on December 8 and is tentatively scheduled to campaign in Surat. Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan will campaign the same day and will visit Surat and Baroda,” Raju Parmar of the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee said.
Hooda’s son, Rohtak MP Deepinder, has brought out a comparison between the two states to contest Modi’s claim of being number one in development. Starting from growth in the Gross State Domestic Product, the comparison cites Planning Commission figures to claim the average for Haryana between 2004-05 and 2010-11 (at 2004-05 constant prices) was 10.1 per cent, higher than Gujarat’s 6.3 per cent. Even in terms of per capita income, Gujarat (Rs 75,115) trails Haryana (Rs 94,680), which also registered a higher agriculture and industrial growth rate. Citing a CMIE report, it says Haryana ranks first in per