Saturday, August 17, 2019
Follow us on
 
Haryana

In Hry, ‘pakoras’ out of politicians’ reach

April 20, 2019 05:41 AM

COURTESY TIMES OF INDIA APRIL 20

In Hry, ‘pakoras’ out of politicians’ reach
Kumar Mukesh TNN

Hisar:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assertion in January last year that earning Rs 200 from selling ‘pakoras’ every day is business might just end up finding some acceptance in Haryana this election season. This is because the Haryana chief electoral officer (CEO) has — in the rate list set for upcoming Lok Sabha election expenses— set Rs 15 as the cost for a piece of ‘bread pakora’, much less than the Rs 10-priced piece of samosa and cup of tea.


In neighbouring Punjab, the price of a bread pakora is Rs 10 a piece, a cup of tea is Rs 8 and samosa is Rs 10 a piece. In reply to a question on rising unemployment in January last year, Modi had said during a television interview: “If a person selling pakodas earns Rs 200 at the end of the day, will it be considered employment or not?”

Modi’s statement came under criticism from the opposition. Vikash Godara, who is fighting the Lok Sabha election from Hisar parliamentary seat, said pakoras had become brand a brand because of the PM’s statement on how a person earning Rs 200 daily by selling them should be called employed. “Because of this, they are costlier. My workers will eat both pakoras and samosas,” he said.

On the other hand, Jannayak Janata Party, whose leader Dushyant Chautala is the outgoing MP from Hisar, is not likely to be serving pakoras this time around. “Our workers prefer dal-roti,” said JJP Hisar president Tarun Jain.

Similarly, the price of sweets has been fixed at Rs 335 per kg and a litre of a cold drink is Rs 60. Though the rate of a litre of juice is fixed at Rs 100, the cost of a person’s refreshment has been setat Rs 50.

Plastic flags have been prohibited. However, if a leader uses one, he or she will have to pay the price of Rs 8 per square foot. The rate of an election office’s rent has been set at Rs 12,500 per month.

Have something to say? Post your comment
More Haryana News
SHO ‘connived with journalist’, used articles to pressurize DCP For Hry ministers Shah is ‘Loh Purush’ Dera chief celebrates b’day with family in Rohtak prison GURGJAON-लापरवाही : पीडब्ल्यूडी मंत्री ने 1 माह में सर्विस लेन सही कराने का आश्वासन दिया था, डेढ़ साल बाद भी नहीं सुधरी सर्व कर्मचारी संघ ने कहा-पक्के की जगह दिया जा रहा कच्चा रोजगार राज्य प्रतिनिधि सम्मेलन पंचकूला में शुरू पीएम 8 को रोहतक में करेंगे जन आशीर्वाद यात्रा का समापन: सीएम शाह की रैली में रेलिंग में करंट आने से मची भगदड़, पंडाल के बाहर उतरवाए काले कपड़े, बेल्ट-घड़ियां घरौंडा नपा चेयरमैन का चुनाव सर्वसम्मति से संपन्न, 18 फरवरी को 13 पार्षदों ने सुभाष गुप्ता के खिलाफ डाला था अविश्वास प्रस्ताव
दिल्ली से अम्बाला राष्ट्रीय राजमार्ग, 20 स्थानों पर लगेंगे उच्च क्षमता के कैमरे
बैंक अब एटीएम में नगदी न होने पर ,पिन गलत और किसी तकनीकी खराबी होने के फ्री ट्रांस्जेक्शन में नहीं गिने जाएंगे --आरबीआई