October 27, 2015 1:22:59 pm
Launching a scathing attack on the Congress, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said that the former Congress-led government was led by industrialists who sold jobs, made Change of Land Use (CLUs) agreements, earned profits and left after their 10-year term ended.
Vij was speaking at a function organised to mark the completion of a year of the BJP government in Haryana. Local MLA Gian Chand Gupta, Kalka MLA Latika Sharma, DC Vivek Atray and Banto Lal Kataria were present on the occasion.
“Earlier, those who would get contracts belonged to some village in Rohtak (Congress MP Deepinder Singh Hooda’s constituency), while others were ignored. But our party has ensured that people from across the country can apply for contracts through online tendering. We are trying to close the doors of corruption by using technology,” said Vij, adding that the government had also cut down the weightage of interviews in the selection process of government jobs to 12 per cent.
Highlighting that BJP had come to power for the first time in the state, Vij said that the party was committed to working for the welfare of the people and that more development would follow.
“Those who question our achievements should wait. We are making policies, and they will bear fruits once they are implemented. Congress had left the machinery of the state government in a shambles, and we are trying to repair it, which will take time,” said the health minister.
Digitisation of medical records in hospitals, online services, financial relief to farmers who suffered crop damage, facilitating loan to sugar mills, distribution of pension via banks, and revival of stalled highway projects were some of the achievements highlighted by the minister.
Vij said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would visit Haryana on November 5 to lay the foundation stone for 12-laning of a 70-km stretch from Mukarba Chowk in Delhi to Panipat. He added that the PM had also ordered to start the four-laning of the Panchkula-Yamunanagar stretch of the highway, which had been stalled for long.
Vij said that the government was mulling to set up an AYUSH centre in all government hospitals in the state, apart from installing dialysis machines. “There will be Naturopathy centres and yogshallas. The first herbal forest will be in Morni, where researchers from across the world will come to study medicinal plants. We will also upgrade the government hospitals,” said Vij.
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