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Chautala family feud out in open; INLD heading for split?

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

Haryana's main opposition party, the (INLD), could be heading for a split, with the fight within the family of its coming out in the open on Monday.

Chautala's elder son Ajay Chautala, who came out from the on Monday on parole, told his supporters in New that the next course of action would be decided in the coming days after he completes a tour of

Ajay's sons, and Digvijay Chautala, were expelled from the primary membership of the INLD on November 2 by their grandfather

Dushyant was also removed from the post of of the

"I am quite surprised to see the affairs of the party (INLD). We will fight this situation. We will decide the next course of action in coming days," said in

Dushyant and Digvijay are great-grandsons of former

The action follows recent activities of both youth leaders and their supporters who were trying to project Dushyant as a Chief face in Assembly elections in to be held around October next year.

"Both and had been accused of indiscipline, hooliganism and spreading disaffection within the party against the party leadership during the birthday celebrations of Chaudhary in Gohana on October 7," an INLD statement earlier said.

"In view of the fact that and were members of his immediate family, it was not an easy decision for him (Chautala senior) to make. But he added that all his life he had followed the principles and ideals of Jana Nayak Chaudhary Devi Lal, for whom the party was always bigger than the individual or any family member.

"Thus he had to make a choice between the party and members of his family and he had chosen the party and decided to concur with the conclusions of the Accordingly, he had instructed the party office that his decision be immediately put into effect," the statement said.

and his elder son Ajay were convicted in the JBT (junior basic teacher) recruitment scam in January 2013. Both were sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment by a CBI court in Both cannot contest elections due to the conviction.

The INLD is being managed by Chautala's younger son since then.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 14:38 IST
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