Lok Sabha Polls: INLD's Haji Sohrab bats for a University for Mewat

Story by  ATV | Posted by  Aasha Khosa | Date 11-05-2024
Haji Sohrab (Left), INLD candidate from Gurugram Lok Sabha constituency
Haji Sohrab (Left), INLD candidate from Gurugram Lok Sabha constituency


Malick Asghar Hashmi/Gurugram

Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) candidate Haji Sohrab, who is trying his luck from Haryana's Gurugram Lok Sabha seat adjacent to the capital Delhi in the general elections, says he would work to establish a university in Mewat, one of the most backward regions of ​​Haryana if he is sent to Lok Sabha by the people.

The area with a substantial population of Meo Muslims has been without a university. While a section of intellectuals has been fighting for the University for three decades, it remains an emotive issue.

Haji Sohrab, who represents the regional party led by Om Prakash Chautala, is trying to cash in on this issue in the elections. Gurugram Lok Sabha constituency includes three assembly constituencies of Mewat region and these three seats are currently with Congress. This time from Gurugram, cine star turned actor Raj Babbar is from Congress and Union Minister of State Rao Inderjit Singh is trying his luck on the BJP ticket. Rao Inderjit has had a long tenure from this seat.

The demand for a university has been raised before them many times. While talking to Awaz the Voice, INLD candidate Haji Sohrab said that there are immense problems in Mewat regarding water, electricity, and farming, while Cyber ​​City Gurugram is struggling with the problem of severe jams, traffic management, and waterlogging. 

Haji Sohrab campaigning in Gurugram

“Every rainy season, Gurugram often gets submerged in chest-deep water.”

Haji Sohrab, who comes from a farming community has been elected as a Sarpanch. He has been lending his support to the farmers’ causes.

Haji Sohrab said that till now he has been raising the issues of farmers on the streets. After winning the elections, all the issues will be raised in Parliament. In response to a question, he said that after the election results, the INLD party are set to play a positive role in the Lok Sabha irrespective of the party that is elected.

He claimed that INLD's victory on four seats in the state is certain. Haji Sohrab said that wherever he is going for the election campaign, crowds of people are gathering. Explaining the reason for this, he says, "The public is fed up with false assurances."

He said most leaders never visit their constituencies after winning the elections. “When there was chaos all around the state due to the Nuh riots, neither Raj Babbar of Congress nor Rao Inderjit Singh of BJP came to be with the people to seek relief for those who had suffered in the rioting.”

 He says, there is a serious problem of water crisis in many areas including Mewat which falls in the Gurugram Lok Sabha constituency. “People manage by purchasing water from tankers. At present Cyber ​​City Gurugram, flaunted as a millennium City for corporate and big businesses to set their shops, is facing basic civic problems and he promised to change all this.

INLD candidate Haji Sohrab has said that he would try to impress upon the State government to reduce the electricity tariff in Haryana in case he is elected. He says Haryana has the highest electricity tariffs as compared with other states. 

Also, he would ask the State government to waive the electricity bill dues of the farmers.

Haji Sohrab said that the health and education system in the rural areas of Gurugram Lok Sabha constituency has collapsed. “There are no medicines in government hospitals; there is a shortage of good doctors. Also, there are no teachers in the schools.”

He claims that he would play his role in providing facilities at hospitals and schools irrespective of which party gets to rule from Delhi at the end of the ongoing elections.

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Gurugram will go to the polls in the fifth phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections on May 25.