Stop making tall claims, set house in order, Kiran tells Khattar

Chandigarh:—Mrs Kiran Choudhry, Leader of the Haryana Congress Legislature Party, has asked the BJP Government, led by the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, to stop making tall claims, set the house in order and spare a thought for what people want, especially after its stinging criticism made by the Central Government on counts more than one. It should at least listen to what the Centre says, if not the Opposition, she said.

In a statement issued here today, the former excise and taxation minister said close on the heels of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) for 2015-16 tearing into the BJP Government’s claims on child and women healthcare, the Central Government has now nailed the tall claims made on improvement in the working of power utilities.

The Union Power Ministry has flayed the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) for its low operational and financial performance capability and given it given C+ rating. The utility has been ranked 31 out of 40 in the Annual Integrated Ratings of State Power Distribution Utilities.

The power discom has been put on the mat for high aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses at 33.53 per cent in 2015 and 35.65 per cent in the year before, low billing efficiency of 69.42 per cent, high power purchase cost per unit, delay in filling of tariff petition for 2017 and non-submission of audited accounts for 2015.

This comes close on the heels of the Centre’s NHFS bursting the healthcare bubble, ballooned and kept afloat by the BJP Government and taking the mask off its much touted ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padao’ campaign.

“The health survey nailed all state government claims on child and women healthcare in Haryana. That more than 60 per cent of pre-school children and women in the state are anaemic 55 per cent pregnant women have anaemia paint the state of health in poor light”, Mrs  Choudhry said.

Contrary to what the BJP government has been claiming on improving health services from the rooftop, the NFHS has revealed worsening state of healthcare and poor nutritional status of the people. It revealed that 72.9 per cent children (6-59 months) have anaemia while 62.7 per cent women (age 15-49) are anaemic in the state. It stated that 55 per cent pregnant women including 58.1 per cent in rural areas and 50.2 per cent in urban Haryana are found to be anaemic, she added.

“It is time the BJP Government in spared a thought for what the people of Haryana wanted, concentrated on delivery, and stopped making tall claims”, Mrs Choudhry said.