Prin­ci­pal sec­re­tary to Haryana CM vouches for ‘New­ton’

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - HINDUSTANTIMES HTPUNJAB&HARYANA - Ra­jesh Moudgil

CHANDI­GARH: The press con­fer­ence, jointly con­ducted by Gu­ru­gram-born Bol­ly­wood ac­tor Raj Ku­mar Rao of ‘New­ton’ fame and prin­ci­pal sec­re­tary to Haryana chief min­is­ter RK Khullar, on Thurs­day took an in­ter­est­ing turn when the lat­ter vouched for it, say­ing it’s a must watch for all, es­pe­cially govern­ment em­ploy­ees.

“I strongly es­pouse it to be a must-watch film for all govern­ment em­ploy­ees,” and added that the film will also be shown to all po­lice per­son­nel at the Haryana po­lice academy at Mad­huban in Kar­nal,” he said. Rao had ear­lier called on the CM when he was pre­sented with a draft of the Haryana film pol­icy by the CM. Dur­ing the meet, Rao gave a brief about the film, which was also In­dia’s of­fi­cial en­try for Os­cars.

The in­ter­ac­tion took an in­ter­est­ing turn when prin­ci­pal sec­re­tary joined the con­ver­sa­tion and said the film was on a sim­ple but up­right govern­ment em­ployee who searches for so­lu­tions amidst bu­reau­cratic and so­cial ‘chaos’. Khullar also asked Rao to re-en­act a few scenes from the movie and the ac­tor obliged.

Khullar said he had held no press con­fer­ence ever since he be­came the prin­ci­pal sec­re­tary to the CM, but was tempted to join af­ter see­ing ‘New­ton’.

Things took an­other turn when a scribe asked Khullar to com­ment on the state govern­ment’s han­dling of Dera Sacha Sauda case. A stunned Khullar said, “An in­ci­dent could be of­ten seen and un­der­stood through dif­fer­ent per­spec­tives”.

An­other asked Khullar if ‘New­ton’ would be de­clared taxfree. “There is no such pro­vi­sion un­der the GST regime,” he said.

When an­other scribe asked him as to how Ram Rahim’s MSG, which was de­clared taxfree by Khat­tar govern­ment, any bet­ter, Khullar chose to re­main silent.

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