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I don't accept my expulsion from INLD: Dushyant Chautala

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

MP Saturday refused to accept his expulsion and that of his brother from the INLD, claiming that the party's had not met and no sack order issued by

Amid a widening rift in the Chautala family, said only the Indian National Lok Dal's or a committee headed by the could take action against him.

But he claimed the working committee meeting called by his father on November 17 in Jind could suspend or expel any

Definitely, if the committee unanimously takes action against anyone. It is supreme, he said, answering a question at his first press conference here after the crisis.

The young Chautala claimed he heard about his expulsion only through the media.

On November 2, an press release quoting their grandfather had announced the expulsion of the two brothers following an inquiry which found them guilty of indiscipline.

Both are the sons of Ajay Chautala, who is pitted against his younger brother in the power struggle.

The two leaders were suspended after their supporters allegedly shouted slogans at an rally in Gohana, appearing to target

I do not believe that the decision on the suspension and expulsion was taken by Chautala sahib (Om Prakash Chautala), said.

Neither the suspension letter bore his signature, nor have I received my expulsion letter till now. As far as I know, there was no such letter signed by the national president, he added.

I do not accept that I am not in the Until I get a letter signed by the national president, I will not accept that I have been expelled, said the Hisar MP.

Chautala claimed that under the INLD constitution, the was not empowered to expel him.

If any action can be taken against me, it is by the combined meeting of party's or a committee under the leadership of the national Till now, no such process has been followed, he said.

Chautala sahib is the of the family and the party chief, and if he issues orders in writing I will not challenge them and accept them as his blessings, he said.

He was accompanied by several INLD leaders including MLAs and at the press conference.

Dushyant Chautala said the report of the disciplinary committee, which earlier suspended him and his brother, was also prepared behind closed doors.

He said the INLD's committed workers will not tolerate it if some people try to break or capture the party.

The party did not belong to one person, but to each soldier of the INLD who had toiled to strengthen it, the MP said.

and son are serving a 10-year-sentence for a recruitment scam.

is currently on a two-week parole.

Dushyant Chautala said after his father was sentenced in 2013, he, his brother and his mother had been taking the ideology of INLD founder forward.

But some people are trying to throw us out of the party, he said, without taking names.

He said the slogans raised by party's youth activists at the Gohana rally were wrongly considered hooliganism.

It was the enthusiasm and emotions of the youth activists. But some people did not like their emotions, he said.

He said he was the only person raising slogans in favour of of Opposition, a reference to his uncle

Dushyant Chautala suggested that he and his brother were ignored in the organisation of the Gohana rally.

There have been consistent efforts to keep us away from organisational activities, he said.

People who were working with were consistently humiliated at party meetings. It has been happening for over the last four years.

He made another veiled attack on Abhay Chautala, suggesting he was not doing enough as of Opposition in the state assembly.

Being an MP, I raised important issues on the floor of the House in Parliament. But it is saddening to note that state-related issues like student elections which we raised through the media were not taken up in the Vidhan Sabha.

Asked whether former had tried resolve the family feud, Chautala said, He is the tallest leader and he has guided us in tough and happy times.

I, Digvijay and my father talked to Badal Sahib on the day after Diwali to seek his blessings, he said.

Meanwhile, Ajay Chautala held a meeting of his supporters in on Saturday. "Abhay is dear to me and I will placate him," he reportedly said there.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 18:30 IST