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INLD rift: Abhay Chautala warns against indiscipline, nephew Digvijay remains defiant

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh/New Delhi 

Chautala warned against indiscipline even as his nephew continued to act defiant on Friday, a day after disbanded the INLD's student and youth wings.

Abhay Chautala called Digvijay and Dushyant, sons of his elder brother Ajay Singh Chautala, our children even while warning that anyone violating party discipline will face action.

The power struggle within the Chautala family came to the fore Thursday when (INLD) dissolved the party's student and youth wings, headed by Digvijay and Dushyant, respectively.

Chautala is the younger son of

"There are no differences with Dushyant (and Digvijay), they are our children," Chautala told reporters in Chandigarh.

However, he added, "Discipline is our party's biggest strength. If any person violates it, the party will take action."

In New Delhi, Chautala repeated his assertion that his grandfather Om Prakash Chautala cannot dissolve the (INSO) he headed.

"Though the INSO is ideologically affiliated to the INLD, it is a separate entity and a registered body under the Societies Act. Only its founder -- my father -- or its can take a decision about its affairs," Digvijay Chautala said.

But he maintained that his grandfather Om Prakash Chautala is the INLD chief, even claiming there are no differences within the family".

The dissolution of the two INLD wings followed a ruckus by some youths at a party rally in Gohana on October 7.

Abhay Singh Chautala was booed by them. In contrast, there were cheers when his nephew and spoke.

The Gohana rally was organised to commemorate the 105th birth anniversary of former Devi Lal, Om Prakash Chautala's father.

Abhay Singh Chautala said the student and youth wings were asked to ensure the smooth conduct of the rally. "When they failed, Chautala Sahab took the step," he said.

"The INSO is a part of our party. Everyone knows it well and they hold all their programmes under the party flag. Chautala Sahab is fully authorised to take any decision in this regard, he said.

Responding to questions on his elder brother and being sidelined, said he is widely accepted among party workers and people of the state are behind him.

At the Chandigarh press conference, his uncle Abhay Singh said he had no knowledge whether had been suspended from the party.

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

First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 22:30 IST