‘Will leave politics if I lose fresh election against Dushyant’: Abhay Chautala

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‘Will leave politics if I lose fresh election against Dushyant’: Abhay Chautala

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 | PNS | Chandigarh

Intensifying the war of words between the two Chautala brothers, senior INLD leader Abhay Singh Chautala on Monday outrightly rejected the statement of his elder brother and senior JJP leader Ajay Singh Chautala made in a rally in Israna in which he (Ajay) had said, “Abhay won the 2019 Assembly election because of me.”

Ajay, who is serving a jail term along with his father and former chief minister OP Chautala in the teachers' recruitment scam, attended the rally, organised on his 59th birthday  after being released on furlough.

Furious on Ajay's statement, Abhay said, “He (Ajay) should not have any misunderstanding that I have become an MLA because of him.”

Throwing an open challenge, Abhay asked Ajay to tell his son Dushyant Chautala to resign from Uchana Kalan and he (Abhay) will resign from Ellenabad, after which both will contest the bye-election.

Abhay said, “I will leave politics if I lose the election from Dushyant. But if Dushyant loses the election, then you (Ajay) will have to fall on the feet of former Chief Minister OP Chautala and apologise to him for your statement.”

Abhay alleged that both father (Ajay) and Son (Dushyant) have cheated people of the State.

JJP had won 10 seats in the Assembly election by targeting BJP, along with promise of implementing Former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal’s policies, giving employment to youth or giving Rs 11,000 as an unemployment allowance, increasing old age pension upto Rs 5100, 75 per cent reservation to State youth in government and private sectors among others.

"The people gave JJP votes to oust the BJP from power. Ignoring the people’s mandate, JJP aligned with BJP and formed the coalition government," the INLD leader said, adding that after four month of this coalition government, the situation in the party has become such, that JJP’s 10 MLAs cannot sit together or hold a meeting to discuss on implementing its election manifesto," he said.

In October, 2019, after formation of BJP-JJP government in the State, Ajay met his younger brother Abhay which triggered hope that the festering family feud that resulted in the vertical split of the Indian National Lok Dal may soon be a thing of the past. JJP emerged from a split in the INLD (INLD) which itself had been cause by infighting among the Chautala family. Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) was ousted from the power in Haryana in early 2005 and never regained it since then either on its own or in alliance.

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