Opposition parties in have condemned the incident in which a 22-year unemployed youth namely Kamal Mukhija, having failed to get job had slapped Hooda during a road show at Panipat. Though Hooda has exonerated the youth, three cops including a DSP rank officer had been suspended for security lapse.
The dirty incident has brought into limelight the issue of acts of omission and commission in providing Govt. jobs since Hooda became Chief Minister nine years ago.
Forget allegations from leaders of opposition parties, even senior Congress leaders from the state like former union minister Kumari Selja, former All India General Secretary of party Birender Singh and Gurgaon's MP Rao Inderjit Singh who is joining B.J.P have alleged from time to time that jobs are being given in old Rohtak district area comprising of Sonipat and Jhajjar districts, which are power base of Hooda.
Recruitment's have been under scanner of Punjab and Haryana High court and even recruitment head Nandlal Punia, a close relative of Hooda, had to quit following court's observations.
While condemning the attack on Haryana Chief Minister, Haryana Punjabi Sabha has urged the Haryana Govt. to issue white paper giving details of jobs created during Hooda's regime. Subash Malhotra, President of Haryana Punjabi Sabha has said that though they condemn the attack on chief minister but the govt. should try to understand the reason behind the growing discontentment and resentment among Punjabis due to sheer discrimination in giving Govt. jobs.
Malhotra said, that a delegation of Punjabi Sabha would go to Gohana and meet the family of Kamal Mukhija to know their economic condition and other problems which compelled and pushed him to take this drastic and illegal step. He said that the, Haryana govt. should release white paper earnestly to show the jobs given to Punjabis in last nine years.
He said that the state government does not consider them even for the post of clerk but the private sector offers them smart salary for their ability and intelligence.
Malhotra alleged that Chief Minister Hooda has given jobs to the youths of only two-three districts and the unemployed youths of other districts feel frustrated because of this injustice. He appealed the Punjabis to unite and support only those parties and leaders who have respect for all the 36 castes and other areas of the state.