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BSP likely to tie-up with rebel BJP MP's outfit in Haryana

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The unit of the (BSP) indicated on Friday that the party could end its nearly 10-month-old alliance with the and tie-up with a party floated by rebel BJP parliamentarian R K

"A decision regarding our alliance with the has been taken. A formal announcement will be made soon. We have decided to forge a tie-up with Mr Saini's party," state BSP said.

The development comes over a week after the (INLD) suffered a humiliating defeat at the hustings in the Jind bypoll, which was won by the ruling

Saini, a rebel (BJP) from Kurukshetra had last year floated the and the candidate fielded by him in the Jind by-election had put up a better performance than INLD's Umed Singh Redhu. The party split last November amid the ongoing family feud in the Chautala family.

"We have communicated our stand on alliance to and (INLD state unit chief)," Bharti said.

The BSP had on Monday hinted that it might call off its alliance with the INLD -- led by Om Prakash Chautala, who is serving a jail term in connection with a teachers-recruitment scam.

Senior INLD leaders were not available for comments.

The INLD and the BSP had entered into an alliance last April and decided to jointly fight the 2019 Lok Sabha and Assembly polls.

INLD leader had on Wednesday rejected reports that his party's alliance with the BSP was under strain.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 22:30 IST