DW BUREAU / Chandigarh
Former MP and Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ashok Tanwar on Wednesday said the Khattar government has created a disastrous economic situation in the state, which has made the life of the common man a hell, and due to the faulty economic policies, the gap between the rich and poor has further widened.
Dr Tanwar said the debt liability of Haryana, which was Rs 79,600 crore in 2013-14, has risen to Rs 144100 crore in 2016-17. The per capita debt in Haryana was Rs 31338 in 2013-14, but in 2016-17, it rose to Rs 56732.
He said these figures are not cooked up, but have been given in a report of Niti Aayog. He said due to the faulty economic policies of Khattar government, the debt burden on Haryana in 2017-18 & 2018-19 will further increase.
Money collected by the Khattar Government by imposing VAT on diesel, petrol and LPG has not been utilised for the benefit of people of Haryana. Not only this, the loan raised by the BJP government for different projects has not been spent on such projects, he pointed out.
Dr Tanwar said the Khattar government has emptied the treasury of the state on wasteful schemes like searching Sarasvati rivulet and other useless programmes.
The state government wasted a large amount of money on publicity material of ‘Swachhta Abhiyan’ and ‘Toilets,’ but on the ground level, these schemes have remained only on paper.
Now, it has become difficult to run the day-to-day expenditure of administration. The Khattar government has created such a situation, where social services like hospitals, schools and colleges have become out of reach of the common man. It has put negative impact on other welfare schemes, as well.
Getting proper treatment in private hospitals and good education in private schools and colleges has gone out of reach of the layman in Haryana.
He said the BJP government has utterly failed in solving the problem of unemployment in youth. It has not been able to channelise the youth force for the development of Haryana, as it could not create new employment revenues. The PCC President said during the last four years, the economy of Haryana has been totally ruined. BJP government is finding it difficult to pay salaries of the employees and pension to the retirees and in future, the problem seems to be going more serious.