Voices of dissent against Haryana CM
Gurugram: Just three months before the General Elections and less than a year before assembly polls, voices of dissent against Haryana CM have begun. On Monday, Bimla Chaudhury, MLA from Pataudi, Cabinet minister Banwari Lal and Gurugram Mayor Madhu Azad openly announced that the constituencies in Haryana especially those in South Haryana are not receiving equitable development. The top minister indirectly blamed the leadership of the CM for the inequitable development. It is important to note that even though groupisms is a major part of Haryana politics, the voices of dissent against the Chief Ministers by his team members have not been that vocal earlier.
It is also significant to note that the Gurugram Mayor is affiliated with the team of Rao Inderjit Singh, Member of Parliament, Gurugram. Singh has been extremely vocal in mentioning his differences with the Chief Minister and has highlighted in the past that districts of South Haryana have not received enough attention from the state government. He also has claimed that all the new road infrastructure that has come up along the National Highway-8 has been done by the Central Government and not by the state government as has been claimed.
Interestingly Rao Inderjit Singh was earlier with Indian National Congress and joined BJP in 2014. One of the major reasons cited by him for leaving the Congress was again the lack of attention towards developing the districts of South Haryana.
As of now, there has been no response from the Chief Minister on the issue. The Haryana government has coined the term "Haryana Ek, Haryanvi Ek" for the (one Haryana, one Haryanavi) for the equitable development of Haryana. The CM has called Gurugram an icon city and has claimed various developments by his government in terms of improving road infrastructure, urban governance and digitalisation in Gurugram. His detractors, however, claim that the amount of investment in Gurugram has however reduced during his regime.