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Ajay Chautala's party to contest assembly, LS polls next year

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi/Chandigarh 

Former Chautala's elder son Ajay Tuesday said his new party will contest next year's assembly elections and the Lok Sabha polls from all 10 seats in the state.

Ajay new party is being launched next month following a split Saturday in the Indian National Lok Dal, a result of the power struggle between him and his younger brother Abhay

He said the name of the new party will include 'Jan Nayak', an apparent reference to the Chautala brothers' grandfather and former deputy prime

It's time to follow the path shown by Chaudhary Devi Lal, Ajay Chautala, who was recently expelled from the INLD, said.

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

We will contest on all Lok Sabha seats (from Haryana) as well as the next state assembly elections, he told reporters at his home, hours before his two-week parole ended.

He said the new outfit was also likely to contest the bypoll for the Jind assembly seat, which fell vacant in August when MLA died.

Meanwhile, former and senior from Mewat, Mohammed Illyas, resigned from the on Tuesday to express solidarity with the ousted

In Rohtak, some supporters also brought down the INLD flag from the party office and removed the name plate of district unit

At a meeting in Jind last week, had said, "I hand over the INLD and the spectacles (party symbol) to my younger brother as a gift.

Over recent weeks, the feud saw the expulsion of and his sons, and Digvijay Chautala, from the Haryana-based party headed by Chautala.

The two young leaders were shunted out after their slogan-shouting supporters allegedly targeted at an INLD rally in Gohana last month.

The camp had claimed that the younger brother had offered to hand over the of Opposition post in Assembly to Ajay Chautala's MLA wife and make his son the INLD's ministerial candidate.

Neither Naina demanded that she be given such a post nor has Dushyant made any such claim, the elder brother said.

Dushyant has always maintained that he will contest the parliamentary elections, he added.

On the Jind meeting, he said, We had called a meeting which turned into a rally. We thank all those who overwhelmingly supported us.

Asked if will be given the main responsibility of the new outfit, he said, We all will all sit together and decide.

Ajay Chautala said he will brief INLD Om Prakash Chautala, also lodged in Tihar jail, about the recent developments.

Chautala said he will also give the patriarch a list of INLD office bearers who have resigned after coming out in his support.

Asked what he had to say to those still in the INLD, he said, What is left in the party now. He added it was now Abhay Chautala's responsibility to run it.

Meanwhile, told reporters that his elder brother was blinded by his love for his sons.

One day they will have to apologise before (Om Prakash) Chautala saheb and admit that they made a big mistake, he said in Srisa, referring to alleged hooliganism at the INLD rally by supporters of his two nephews.

On the reported resignations, the younger Chautala said, No office bearer has resigned. People who have already been thrown out of the party are being paraded by them.

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First Published: Tue, November 20 2018. 17:50 IST