Opposition Congress and the INLD today trained guns on the ruling BJP benches, alleging that the government was ill-prepared as it failed to reply to a question raised by them in the state Assembly today.
Haryana Congress Legislature Party leader Kiran Choudhary raised strong objections in the House, saying her question which had been listed today to be taken up during the Question Hour was not taken up.
Choudhary had sought to know from the panchayat minister whether there was a lack of basic amenities for animals in the Nandishala Foundation Centres, whether employees posted in these centres were not performing their duties properly due to which many cows had died and if so, what action was taken by the government.
INLD members also expressed their dissatisfaction, saying the government did not have a proper reply to a question raised by its member Ranbir Gangwa, which prompted Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to intervene and reply to the issue.
Gangwa had sought to know whether recruitment of employees had been outsourced, and if so, whether the government was providing proper reservation to SC, BC and ex-servicemen.
When the Speaker told Congress' Kiran Choudhary, that details of her query were being collected from the department concerned, the Congress leader asked, "How was my question printed and put on the list of questions today?"
Health Minister Anil Vij said, "When you were in power, in some cases, we were given replies to our questions after a gap of six months".
Following this, Choudhary said the government was ill-prepared.
The INLD's Abhay Singh Chautala also lent support to Choudhary on this.
He, however, said the Nandishalas were opened by local administration and the people, and collection of the data pertaining to the question raised by the Congress MLA was a mammoth task and would take time.
On the question raised by Gangwa, CM Khattar said the matter of providing the benefits of reservation in jobs under the outsourcing policy to candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes was under consideration.
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