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INLD chief dissolves party student & youth wings

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

chief Thursday dissolved the party's student and youth wings, days after a group of youths created ruckus at the rally attended by Chautala's son and grandsons.

The development has brought to the fore an apparent rift within the Chautala family as Abhay Singh Chautala, younger son of senior Chautala, was booed during the October 7 rally. In contrast, there were cheers when Dushyant Chautala, son of Chautala, spoke at the event.

Ajay is the elder son of chief.

Ajay's sons-- Dushyant and Digvijay--head the party' youth and student wings, respectively.

By dissolving the party's student and youth wings,

83-year-old senior Chautala has thrown his weight behind his younger son, say political observers.

"in his capacity as INLD's national president, has dissolved the youth wing of the party and the national and state units of (INSO)--party's student wing," a party statement said.

"Both wings of the party were found to be lacking in discipline and commitment to the ideals of While the youth wing failed to play its role during the rally of October 7, the INSO was found indulging in blatant anti-party activities. It is also accused of entering into a conspiracy with anti-party forces to disrupt the Gohana rally and smear the name of INLD," it said.

The development comes at a time when student union polls are taking place in the state after a gap of 22 years and the Lok Sabha elections are not far off.

Reacting to the news, Chautala said INSO cannot be dissolved by the INLD chief.

"Chautala, who is the founder member of the INSO, or the body's national executive, can only dissolve the organisation. Though ideologically we are with the INLD, but the party cannot take a decision to dissolve INSO," he told

Asked to comment on the developments within the party, said, "A lot of people will like us to comment at this stage, but we won't...

Political observers have also linked the developments within the Haryana's main opposition party to a "succession war" between Abhay and his nephew

along with his father O P Chautala are currently serving jail term in the teachers' recruitment scam.

The INLD also effected organisational restructuring of the party.

The district party unit presidents of Hisar and Dadri were changed. Satbir Sisaye replaced as and replaced in Dadri, the statement said.

Ex-MLA Nishan Singh was relieved of the responsibility of convening 'Kisan Cell' of the party. He has been replaced by another former MLA Kali Ram, it said.

Senior Chautala also announced new office bearers of the party's national body.

While he remains the national president, Anant Ram Tanwar, Sadhu Ram Chaudhary, Narayan Parsad Aggarwal, Kumari Phoolwati, and were appointed as party vice presidents, the statement said.

R S Chaudhary will be the of the party's national unit, while K C Bangar will be the of the party, it said.

"The Members of Parliament, of Opposition in Assembly and state of INLD will be members of the party's national body by virtue of their status," the party statement said.

The new parliamentary board of the party will have

O P Chautala as the and state unit Ashok Arora, B D Dhalia, and as its members, it added.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 19:10 IST