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Only extended support to JJP, have not joined outfit: Balkaur Singh

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

In a U-turn, the SAD's in Haryana, said Tuesday he did not join the recently floated (JJP), but had only extended his support to the outfit.

JJP's patron told reporters that had joined the outfit at his residence in Kalanwali in district on Sunday, from where he is the

Balkaur Singh, the 50-year-old MLA from Kalanwali (SC) seat, was presented with a flag by while being welcomed to the outfit's fold on Sunday.

On the occasion, had said that he was always impressed with the ideals and principles of Ajay Chautala's grandfather and former

However, on Tuesday, he said, "I had only extended my support to the because it was following ideals of I did not join the party."

The statement came after his meeting with former in Chandigarh.

After the meeting, he said he is a devout soldier of the and did not leave the party to join any other political outfit.

"I want to make it clear to all that my association with the is sacrosanct to me and I could not even dream to ditch my mother-party at any cost," Balkaur Singh added.

But showing complete belief in the legislator, state unit said, "Balkaur Singh has shown full faith in leadership of and has joined our political struggle."

The JJP came into existence a month ago following a split in the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), after a bitter power struggle between and Abhay Singh Chautala, the grandsons of who had founded the INLD.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 22:10 IST