"Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Singh Badal have always been opposing construction of the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal but INLD has always hobnobbed with them," Bishnoi told reporters in Haryana. (Agencies)
He said that despite knowing the ‘anti-Haryana’ stand of Badals, the INLD leaders had been inviting them time and again for canvassing in Haryana.
While Sukhbir Singh Badal had already campaigned for the INLD's Lok Sabha candidates for the April 10 polls, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is scheduled to address three public meetings for Om Prakash Chautala-led party candidates on Tuesday.
Bishnoi is locked in a four-cornered contest in Hisar with Congress' Sampat Singh, INLD's Dushyant Chautala and Aam Aadmi Party's YS Khyalia.
Terming the SYL canal as ‘lifeline’ for Haryana, he said, "If NDA is voted to power, we shall put an end to this issue forever by bringing water to Haryana."
Interestingly, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) led by Sukhbir Singh Badal is a key ally of BJP and an important constituent of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
The HJC is contesting on two seats of Hisar and Sirsa in Haryana while the remaining eight seats are being fought by its ally BJP.
INLD is contesting on all the 10 seats on its own.
"When the NDA government is formed at the Centre, there will be an end to the discrimination that Hisar has been facing over the past 17 years. Neither INLD nor Congress took interest in the development of Hisar," he said.
In reply to a question about Member of Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) funds, he said, "Some of my opponents have been spreading rumours that I did not spend these funds for the projects of the constituency. They may first check up the utilization of funds and then comment.”
"I have used every single penny allotted to me for the welfare of the people. Moreover, I have also spend Rs 60 lakh from my pocket for installing CCTV cameras in Hisar and Hansi to check incidents of rising crime,” he added.
He claimed he had raised the demand to declare Hisar a ‘backward area’ so that more industrial units could be set up here but the Congress government did not pay heed.
"Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Singh Badal have always been opposing construction of the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal but INLD has always hobnobbed with them," Bishnoi told reporters in Haryana.