Haryana Chief Minister Bhupendra Singh Hooda on Sunday expressed surprise over people in rural Jharkhand living without basic infrastructure like roads and electricity.
"I have learnt that roads constitute only 25 per cent to 30 per cent in rural areas. All of Haryana have electricity and roads," Hooda said at a news conference in Ranchi.
Hooda, who is here to campaign for Congress/JVM-P candidates for the fifth and final phase polling scheduled for December 18, said it was the Congress governments which could develop roads, electricity and other sectors.
Stating that Haryana could not match Jharkhand with mineral resources, he said Jharkhand still lagged behind that state despite 'the BJP ruling Jharkhand for seven years'.
"The Congress has not got an opportunity to govern the state. I appeal to the people to give a chance to the Congress and see how development projects would put on the fast track, claimed Hooda.
When he was reminded about the Congress supporting the 23-month-old Madhu Koda government and the four-month-old Shibu Soren regime, Hooda said political situations sometimes warranted such things. PTI