'Haryana to showcase improved sex ratio'
New Delhi: Haryana -- once known for its critically poor sex ratio – has a success story in its kitty to tell the world. The state, which used to import brides from other states, has scripted a new story by bettering sex ratio from 835 (girls) over 1000 (boys) in October 2014 to 922 (girls) over 1000 (boys) till date.
"The state has achieved this milestone in just four years of the governance and several new records have already been achieved by the BJP government which is led Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar," said Haryana BJP president Subhash Barala while talking to Millennium Post.
"The credit for improving child sex ratio in the state goes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as it was him who launched the flagship scheme 'Beti Bachao Beti Padao' in 2015 and Haryana implemented the scheme in mission mode. The outcome of the scheme is visible to everyone," Barala said, adding that the success of the Beti Bachao' programme would be an eye-opener for other
Even though Haryana is short of the national average (943), according to Barala, the party in the state would make improved sex-ratio a major poll plank in the forthcoming general elections and the assembly elections due late this year.
Explaining about the steps being taken by the party as well as government to implement the scheme, Barala said, "It's the outcome of work in unionism as right from Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to district unit party volunteer, all worked very hard to create awareness and reaching out to the Khaps to achieve this remarkable feat."
"I am sure in this way Haryana will set an example and a case study to the world wherever the girl sex ratio is in a deprived state," the Haryana BJP chief said.
Barala, who has just emerged as party's chief strategist to help the BJP register a win in the prestigious Jind bypoll against Congress bigwig Randeep Surjewala and the breakaway factions of INLD, said that the just concluded election is the reflection as how the Haryana Lok Sabha and assembly will look like. In the last parliamentary elections in 2014, BJP had won seven out of 10 seats in Haryana and this time it claims to grab on all 10.
"The people of Haryana would vote on the basis of development works being done by the BJP government in the Centre and the state as now there is no caste politics in Haryana. The result of Jind bypoll makes it clear that Jats are with us, while Congress is divided within and the INLD is a fragmented way," said Barala while discussing forthcoming elections.