Days, after former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was booked on Saturday by Haryana Police for alleged irregularities in land deals in Gurugram, the Congress leader on Sunday, said it was an attempt to silence his voice.

Launching the sixth phase of his Jankranti Yatra from Pehowa in Kurukshetra district, Hooda said Bharatiya Janata Party government has is so disturbed with the massive outpouring of support in the Jankranti Yatras that they have started lodging false and fabricated cases against him.

“The government wants to silence my voice by lodging false and fabricated cases against me. Till I have blood running in my veins, I will keep raising issues with all my might,” Hooda said, warning the BJP government in the state.

He said the democratic battle against the anti-people BJP government would start with the Sampoorna Kranti Rally in December. “We will expose the complete failure of the BJP government in the state but would also shape the future direction of politics in the state. Till then, the Jankranti yatra would keep moving to the cities, towns and villages of the state, representing the hopes and aspirations of the people of the state,” Hooda said addressing a massive gathering at the Anaj Mandi in Pehowa.

The former CM said the BJP has promised ‘achche din’ (good days) for the people of Haryana but achche din have become a nightmare for the people of the state and every day has become a struggle for the people. Hooda said the people of the state will vote decisively against the BJP government and teach them a lesson they will not forget. “They will never again dare to seek votes by making false promises,” he said.

Attacking the BJP government in the center and the state over high taxes on petrol and diesel, he said the rising price of petroleum products has added to the misery of the middle class, who is suffering due to inflation and declining incomes.

“Haryana had the lowest prices of petrol and diesel when the state had a Congress government. If the people of Haryana give us an opportunity to serve them again, petrol and diesel would once again be the lowest in Haryana,” the former CM said.