November 06, 2020 10:02 PM

Chandigarh  (fACE2nEWS)

Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has strongly condemned the incident of murder of a girl in Ballabhgarh and said that the State Government is considering bringing a strong legislation on ‘Love Jihad’ to keep a check on the reoccurrence of such incidents. The State Government will bring a proposal in this regard in the next cabinet meeting, he added.

Mr Manohar Lal was addressing a press conference here today.

He said that the State Government has taken a strong note of the incident of murder of a girl in Ballabhgarh recently and decided to bring a strong legislation on ‘Love Jihad’ on the pattern of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

While terming the incident in which over 40 people have died and few fell ill in Panipat and Sonepat after consuming adulterated liquor, the Chief Minister said that police has made an arrest in this connection and further investigation in the case is in progress. He said that those who fell ill after consuming spurious liquor have been admitted to the hospital. Directions have been given to bust the network which was involved in the sale of adulterated liquor in the State, he added.

In reply to a question regarding the issue raised in the Vidhan Sabha about the sale of liquor during lockdown, the Chief Minister said that 105 passes were issued during this period through the automated system to those who have applied for the same and liquor has been supplied only through two passes.

In reply to another question, the Chief Minister said that the State Government would achieve the target of Excise revenue collection of Rs 7200 crore this year which is much more than last years’ excise revenue collection of Rs 6600 crore. He said that the Department has also collected Rs 170 crore as Covid cess.

The Chief Minister said that though illegal colonies have been vin existence since a very long time, the State Government has started an e-registration system for land sale deeds in the State on December 25, 2014 to curb corruption and ensure registration of property in a time-bound manner. He said that so far 2600 colonies have been regularized in the State.

However, still there are about 6000 small and big illegal colonies in the State in which registration is not being issued by the State Government for the time being. Meanwhile, the Urban Local Bodies Department has been asked to find ways so as to ensure that registration is done only in those colonies which fulfill the prescribed criteria. He said that it has been asked to develop colonies under the ‘Deen Dayal Jan Awas Yojana', which has less EDC.

Criticising the Congress Party for its irresponsible behaviour during the Vidhan Sabha Session, the Chief Minister said that the Congress Party is spreading misinformation on the Farm Acts introduced by the Centre Government. He said that the Congress Party is also instigating the farmer unions to further their political agenda which has been exposed today. He made it clear that the three farm Acts would safeguard the interest of the farmers. Criticizing every move of the government has become the habit of the Congress Party, he asserted.

Among those present on this occasion included Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr D.S. Dhesi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr V. Umashankar and Director General, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department Mr P.C. Meena.

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