New Delhi: After Indian National Lok Dal’s (INLD) party chief Om Prakash Chautala expelled his elder son Ajay Singh Chautala from the primary membership of the party for anti-party activities on November 14, Ajay announced the formation of a new party at an event on Friday. Chautala’s elder son is likely to float a new party on Saturday.
A meeting was held today by supporters of Ajay Chautala in Haryana’s Jind which was being seen as a platform to formalise his stake in the INLD. The further intensifying family feud came out in the open on Friday when Ajay’s wife and Dabwali MLA Naina Chautala also hinted at the formation of a new party called Ajay’s brother Abhay a ‘goon’.
Ajay had earlier alleged that those who had gone to meet Om Prakash Chautala in Tihar jail were scolded by Om Prakash Chautala.
The decision to oust Ajay Chautala was announced by INLD state unit chief Ashok Arora in Chandigarh in the presence of senior party leaders and Ajay Chautala‘s younger brother, Abhay Singh Chautala. Arora read out a letter from Om Prakash Chautala, who is currently in Delhi’s Tihar Jail. Responding to the development, Ajay’s son Digvijay Chautala said the whole exercise was a conspiracy and the expulsion letter read by Arora was ‘forged’.
Two weeks earlier, that is, November 2, Lok Sabha MP Dushyant Chautala and his younger brother Digvijay Chautala were also expelled from the party. Incidentally, even Dushyant had refused to accept his expulsion and had pointed out that neither has his expulsion order been issued officially by the INLD nor has the party’s national executive met to decide the issue.
It must be noted that a split in the party which holds a massive share of the Jat vote bank from Haryana will benefit both the BJP and the Congress.