Hailing the Centre’s Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship programme has helped in improving the poor sex ratio of state.
“During the regime of previous government, the girl child sex ration was very poor as it was reduced to 850 girls per 1,000 boys. It’s the outcome of such a social scheme that Haryana’s sex ration has increased to 916 girls per 1,000 boys and that too in just two years,” Khattar said while speaking at a press conference to share the details of International Gita Mahotsav, which will be held in Kurukshetra from December 6 to 10.
The President will inaugurate the festival on December 6.
While making a veiled reference to Robert Vadra’s land deals in Gurgaon during previous Congress
regime, Khattar said that top agencies are probing the matter and whosoever was involved in any irregularity would not be spared.
Replying to a question on Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law, Khattar said, “I had never mentioned the name of any specific individual and have always said whosoever had committed any mistake or was involved in irregularities, will not be spared.” He added that the cases are being investigated by State Vigilance Bureau, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or are in the Court.
Replying to another question, Khattar said the power to grant change of land use (CLU) and other licences which was earlier with the Chief Minister, has now been restored to the Director of Town and Country Planning Department.
Listing the major achievements of his government in last two years, the Chief Minister said that the government has ensured transparency in governance and have brought a positive change in the system. “This government is true to its word,” he said.
According to Khattar, the mega-event is likely to set a world record with the recitation of Gita shaloks by as many as 18,000 students at one go.