Chandigarh/hisar, June 10
The NITI Aayog report has exposed the state government claims on education and unemployment, said Congress MP Deepender Hooda at a press conference here today.
He said while the Congress-ruled Punjab was number 1 in education, Haryana emerged top in unemployment, where it is ranked number 3 and in crime, it is placed second.
He said once Haryana was ahead of Punjab in education, but now it was lagging.
On the second Covid wave, he said the residents suffered due to the crunch of medicines, oxygen and ventilators, but the government’s behaviour was arrogant and insensitive. “While the CM and Health Minister refused to accept any shortage, no all-party meeting or MPs meeting was called for discussion.”
On the MSP hike for paddy by Rs 72, he said the PM had promised to double farmers’ income in 2015-16, but the MSP was increased from Rs 1,470 to 1,940, whereas it should have been Rs 2,940.
Describing the MSP hike a cruel joke, Congress national general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala said the BJP government had back-stabbed the farmers on the fixing of the MSP for the Kharif Marketing Season 2021-22. At a press meet in Jind, he said the farmers had been keeping the country’s economy steady despite the pandemic had wreaked a havoc.
He said while the inflation had touched 6.2% in the country, the average increase in the crop MSP was just 3.7%. He demanded that the Centre must increase the MSP to assure 50% return above the input cost to farmers. — TNS
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