National Herald case: Anil Vij demands Bhupinder Singh Hooda's arrest

National Herald case

Bhupinder Singh Hooda (Photo: Facebook)

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij, on Thursday demanded that former chief minister  Bhupinder Singh Hooda should be put behind bars for his involvement in the National Herald case in which a plot worth crores of rupees was allotted to the Congress-linked newspaper in Panchkula at  throwaway prices.

Speaking to reporters, the minister said Hooda had himself signed the National Herald case file just to please his Congress bosses, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Moti Lal Vohra.

"This caused the state heavy financial loss," he said.

Vij said the Central Government had put an end to the VVIP culture with its order on the removal red beacons from atop all vehicles.

This would put an end to the VIP culture and plug the difference between common man and VVIPs.

Referring to the Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue , he said the Supreme Court had given its verdict in favour of Haryana.

Taking the initiative, the Central Government has established contact and coordination between the two states to clear the way for the construction of SYL, he added.