Deepender Singh Hooda said, “In the last few months, 29 former MLAs, Ministers have joined Congress. BJP and JJP have lost their base in Haryana.”
The Congress party in Haryana has alleged that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) are losing ground. Public support for both the parties is waning. Because of this their leaders are now coming under the shelter of the Congress party. Senior party leader Deepender Singh Hooda said, “’Operation Lots’ is going in reverse in Haryana. In the last few months, 29 former MLAs, Ministers have joined Congress. BJP and JJP have lost their base in Haryana.”
The party claims that Haryana has the highest unemployment rate in the country.
Earlier, the party targeted Manohar Lal Khattar’s government on the issue of unemployment. Senior party leaders Randeep Surjewala, Kiran Choudhary and Kumari Selja said in Chandigarh on Tuesday that it was proving to be a “curse” for the youth in the state. The party claimed that Haryana has the highest unemployment rate in the country.
Incidentally, the three leaders are known for ousting party leader and former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in the assembly and rarely turn up for meetings called by him or the state president. This also happens very rarely when all the three leaders are jointly speaking at the press conference. The three leaders reached the party office in the afternoon in the same SUV driven by Surjewala.
Youths in the state are unable to get married due to lack of jobs
Talking to the media, Surjewala said, “It is because of the weak policies of the state government that the youth of Haryana are not getting employment. This is the reason that their family life is getting affected. Marriages are not happening due to lack of jobs for many youths.”
Kumari Selja, in-charge of Chhattisgarh’s Congress party affairs, presented CMIE data and claimed that “Haryana has reached number one in the country” with the highest unemployment rate of 37 per cent. He said that leave aside government jobs, even private jobs are not available in the state. However, he said that the Haryana government does not accept the CMIE data. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had earlier said that the unemployment rate in the state was only around 6-7 per cent and not 37 per cent as reported by CMIE.