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INLD splits, Ajay Chautala to float new party

The announcement ends the simmering power struggle in the Indian National Lok Dal

Press Trust of India  |  Jind/Chandigarh 

Ajay Singh Chautala (Photo: @DrAjaySChautala twitter)
Ajay Singh Chautala

The split Saturday with former Haryana Om Prakash Chautala's elder son declaring he will set up a new party.

"I hand over the and the spectacles (party symbol) to my younger brother as a gift," Ajay Chautala, who was recently expelled from the party, told supporters in Jind.

The announcement ends the simmering power struggle in the Lok Dal.

and his brother held parallel meetings on Saturday.

The elder brother had termed his event as a meeting of the party's state executive, a move which the other faction said was illegal.

held a party workers meeting in Chandigarh, where he hit out at his brother, saying those who staked claim over the party have themselves left.

Ajay Chautala, who is facing a 10-year jail term along with father since 2013 in a teachers recruitment scam, said the new party will hold a rally in Jind on December 9.

He is currently on a two-week parole.

First Published: Sat, November 17 2018. 19:00 IST
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