Patting his government for ushering in development and transparency in four years of power in Haryana, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday said out of the total 176 promises made in the BJP election manifesto, 160 have been fulfilled.

More initiatives will be taken in the fifth year of the BJP government in the state, he added.

Addressing media on Thursday, Khattar mentioned graft-free and transparent administration, merit in government jobs, online delivery of services and efficient financial management as highlights of the four-year tenure of his government.

Khattar has led the first full-fledged Bharatiya Janata Party government in Haryana since October 26, 2014.

“The fifth year being the poll year, the government would shift its gear from fourth to fifth to further expedite the development process of the state,” Khattar said.

Handing over cards of ‘Ayushmaan Bharat: Haryana Health Protection Mission (PMJAY)’ to media persons, the Chief Minister said now accredited and recognized media persons in the state would also be covered under the scheme under which they would be provided health cover of Rs 5 lakh per annum per family.

“This would enable them to get medical treatment facility in any recognized government or private hospital in Haryana as well in other states where the scheme is applicable. He said that 265 hospitals including 83 government and 182 private have been registered in the state under the scheme,” he said.

“The life insurance scheme of Rs 5 lakh for media persons, as announced earlier, would also be implemented from November 1, the foundation day of the state,” he added.

Listing the achievements of the four-year of the government, Khattar said that out of the total 176 promises made in the BJP election manifesto, 160 have been fulfilled.

“The remaining are in the process which would also be completed soon. We made only those announcements which could be fulfilled, unlike the previous government where announcements were made without making adequate budgetary provisions,” he pointed out.

He said in the last four years, the Haryana budget has been increased by 90 per cent and it would further be increased to 100 per cent by the end of fifth year of the present government for the welfare of people.

“About 40,000 appointments have been made so far though Haryana Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) and 30,000 to 40,000 more appointments would be made next year,” he said.

“The present state government has worked like a team and raised a unique political culture in the state. My predecessors used power as an object of enjoyment. Contrary to this we are working with the spirit to serve the people. During the previous governments, the people saw large-scale corruption, nepotism and regionalism,” he added.