Reacting to the circulation of a letter from khap panchayats, which blamed Dushyant Chautala for not giving a clear answer on the unity in the family, the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader and former Hisar MP on Tuesday said that he wanted unity in the family but would wait for his father Ajay Singh Chautala to come on furlough or parole before taking any political decision.
The JJP is organising ‘Jan Samman Diwas’ at Rohtak on September 22 in view of Chaudhary Devi Lal’s birth anniversary. “We have invited both Parkash Singh Badal and Chaudhary Om Prakash Chautala,” he said.
Former chief minister and INLD leader Chaudhary Om Prakash Chautala on Monday said that for him the guiding principle of public life was the opinion of the Panchayats. He said that he had already made it very clear that any decision regarding unity within the Chautala family and INLD and its breakaway faction taken by the Panchayats would be acceptable to him.
Dushyant said, “The Devi Lal clan is one but we have chosen different political paths. Chaudhary Om Prakash Chautala is the head of our family. Today, Digvijay (Dushyant’s younger brother) met our father Ajay Singh Chautala. He has applied for furlough. Once it is approved, he would meet Parkash Singh Badal (former Punjab CM) and Om Prakash Chautala for talks on the tie-up.” He said, “We respect khap panchayats. Whatever decision is taken at the meeting with the seniors, we will abide by that.”
He said he would send a letter to Ramesh Dalal, head of the Haryana Swabhimaan Andolan, who has been leading the efforts for unity in the family. “I am in support for unity in the family,” he said, but added that he didn’t break family ties and they had been expelled from the INLD. “I have left everything to my father,” he said.
However, he clarified that the JJP was capable of fighting on all 90 seats of the state Assembly and would release the first list on September 12.
Meanwhile, he accused Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar of spending public money on the ‘Jan Ashirvad Yatra’, which culminated on September 8, and claimed that there was a Rs 100-crore job scam in the Gurugram Municipal Corporation.