Bawal (Har): Trashing the charges of his political opponents, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday said in Bawal that the state government was giving equal treatment to all the areas of the state.

The Chief Minister was speaking at a rally in Bawal, a constituency which is represented by INLD candidate. Bawal falls under Gurgaon Parliamentary constituency, which is also represented by Hooda's known detractor and Congress leader Rao Inderjit Singh.

The Gurgaon MP, Singh, had recently alleged that the Bawal area had been neglected for the past eight years, indirectly hitting out at Hooda, who has been serving as the CM for the past almost eight years. Hitting out at his opponents, Hooda said, "I am responsible for development of the area and not of any individual". Hooda, without naming his detractors, said he does not need permission from anyone to visit Bawal.

"I belong to Bawal and Bawal belongs to me. I belong to Rewari, Rewari belongs to me," he said addressing his first public meeting here in Rewari district. Hooda announced a slew of projects and funds such as a woman college at Pali, a PHC hospital at Khori and a polytechnic at Dhamlawas.

He also announced reopening of the Regional College of Hisar Agriculture University in July at Bawal, closed down during Chautala regime. Besides he also announced construction of a stadium, an independent food-grain wholesale market at Bawal.

He said: "My government is giving scholarship from Rs 75 to Rs 400 to 19.70 lakh school going children belonging to SCs and BPL families." Hooda accepted a number of demands of the people of the area and announced Rs 10 crore for development of villages in Bawal.

He announced to make Bawal and Manethi a Sub-Division and a Sub–Tehsil respectively. The Chief Minister assured people that water of Bakhra dam would reach the area as BML-Hansi Butana canal has already been constructed, but regretted that some people (opposition leaders) were opposed to this project.

While referring to the development of Bawal constituency, he said that as compared to Rs 131.21 crore spent by the erstwhile INLD government for development of the area, the present Congress government has spent more than Rs 765.97 crore for various development works.

Also, in case of Rewari district, the INLD had spent Rs 435.48 crore whereas the present government has spent Rs 3221.89 crore for development of the district, he added.

(Agencies)

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