CHANDIGARH, FEB 4
“Gita, the holy book of knowledge and wisdom, says ‘jaisa karm karo gey, waisa he phal paogey’ (as you sow so shall you reap).” This is how the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, responded to a query of media persons in Bhiwani and Rohtak today regarding filing of the charge-sheet by the CBI against Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, former Chief Minister.
He said that CBI had registered a case and filed charge-sheet only on the basis of soild evidence. Earlier, the accused were ready to undergo any kind of investigation but now that the CBI has moved into the matter, they are crying vendetta. Those who have done wrong would certainly get punished. According to our Constitution, be it small or big, all are equal before the law.
In reply to a question on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal, he said the previous governments did not do anything on this issue in the last 12 years. We requested the Supreme Court to list the matter for hearing at the earliest and the verdict came out in favour of Haryana. We are hopeful that the Central Government would soon initiate construction of the SYL in Punjab.
In reply to the allegations made by opposition parties reagrding Saraswati and Gita, he said be it Saraswati or Gita, they never realized their importance. “Values, Saraswati and history are of great importance in the building of society but they never thought in this direction. We are doing lot many things which are required for bringing social changes,” he added.
In reply to question regarding formation of the third morcha, he said such morchas were generally formed in politics. “At present, BJP has formed government in 19 states of the country. And, we will soon have majority in the Rajya Sabha. The country reposed their faith in policies and programmes of the BJP,” he added.
While addressing the people in Rahgiri programme organised in Rohtak, the Chief Minister said that Rahigiri programme is not only stress buster for the people but it also provides better platform to youth and artists to exhibit their skills.
He said that participants have to spend money to participate in such programmes. Thus, he announced to give grant of Rs five lakh to the district which would regularly organize such programmes. A cultural programme was organized on this occasion. The chief minister went round the exhibition.