India Today - - GLASS HOUSE -

Sport­ing a pink tur­ban just as he promised, Haryana Chief Min­is­ter Bhupin­der Singh Hooda opened his big­gest bag of ‘good­ies’ for Haryana’s vot­ers a full year ahead of As­sem­bly elec­tions. There is some­thing for ev­ery­one—en­hanced crop com­pen­sa­tion for farm­ers, fat­ter pay­checks for po­lice­men, twice the pen­sion for the aged and 80,000 new jobs. “Mai toh luta raha hoon lo­gon ke liye, loot toh nahi raha (I am squan­der­ing wealth on the peo­ple, I am not loot­ing the state),” he said, ev­i­dently ner­vous about a third term in of­fice. The crowd roared in ap­proval. Now if only they would vote.

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