New Delhi: Former Chief Minister of Haryana Om Prakash Chautala on Sunday resolved to make Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati the next Prime Minister of India. Addressing a conference, Chautala said that he and his party will work towards bringing the opposition parties together to make Mayawati the next PM after the Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
Out on a two-week parole, the former Haryana chief minister was addressing a rally organised here to mark the 105th birth anniversary of senior Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader and his father Devi Lal. Om Prakash Chautala is serving a 10-year jail term in a teachers’ recruitment scam.
Om Prakash Chautala said his father Devi Lal had a dream that the countrymen should have enough food, shelter, good education and access to affordable health. “Today, he is not amongst us but we have to follow his ideals and work towards realising his dreams,” he said.
Addressing a gathering, the former Haryana CM’s son Abhay Chautala promised a complete crop loan and electricity bills waiver to the farmers if they are voted to power. He also urged the people to support INLD-BSP alliance and help them win with an overwhelming majority in the next assembly elections in Haryana.
“Repeat 1987 (when the INLD swept the state polls) by strengthening the hands of the INLD-BSP combine so that (Om Prakash) Chautala once again becomes the chief minister,” he said.
Former Gujarat chief minister Shankarsinh Vaghela also addressed the rally. He spoke about his close association with Devi Lal and his family for over four generations and said the INLD leader understood the pain of farmers and common masses. Vaghela attacked the Centre over high fuel prices and said the cut of Rs 2.50 per litre in the petrol and diesel prices was not sufficient.