Chandigarh, May 14 UNI | 2 months ago

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said Assembly elections in the state will be held in time and there is no proposal whatsoever to prepone it.

Addressing a press conference soon after the Cabinet meeting here today, Mr Hooda made it clear that the Congress is fully poised and in a strong position for assembly elections slated to be held in October this year in the state. Undoubtedly, it would emerge victorious in the Assembly elections.

A metro stretch of 3.2 kilometers between YMCA Chowk, Faridabad to Ballabgarh has got approval and the work would be started soon. A sum of Rs 568 crores would be incurred on it.

In reply to a question about the meeting of Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC), Mr Hooda said the meeting resolved that all party workers and office bearers would work together to further strengthen the party for the ensuing assembly elections, adding that the Party would emerge victorious in the elections.

Answering a question regarding his view on the results of exit polls with regard to Haryana, Mr Hooda said each agency which has conducted exit polls has different predictions on it and varies in their results. The final picture would only be clear on May 16 after the counting of the votes.

On being asked about Cabinet's decision on toll tax within the state, he said that the agenda item for the same has been deferred till next Cabinet meeting as model code of conduct is in existence.

The Congress is committed for ensuring its due share of water to the people of the State through SYL Canal. The people were deprived of water only because of INLD as it's then leadership opposed the Rajiv Longowal accord otherwise, the SYL canal would have been completed by now.

(Posted on 15-05-2014)