Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - Htpunjab&haryana -

CHANDI­GARH: Re­act­ing on the break-up of al­liance by BSP with INLD, Ab­hay Chau­tala on Satur­day said that while he and his party did their duty to main­tain the al­liance, it was BSP which had de­cided to part ways.

₹₹We gave BSP lead­ers and work­ers due re­spect and sin­cerely per­formed our duty as its ally. Yet, if the BSP has de­cided to snap ties with us, we can­not force it on them’’, he said.

The INLD leader fur­ther said the al­liance did not work be­tween two po­lit­i­cal par­ties by im­pos­ing con­di­tions on each other, the way the BSP had put a con­di­tion of fam­ily unity for the con­tin­u­ance of the ties.

eight of the to­tal 10 par­lia­men­tary seats.

This is likely to be a cause of con­cern for the Congress as a sub­stan­tial chunk of Dal­its and back­ward classes tra­di­tion­ally vote for the grand old party.

The al­liance may also spell trou­ble for the BJP as LSP


The new tie-up is a big jolt to the INLD, the prin­ci­pal op­po­si­tion party in Haryana, which stood al­ready weak­ened after its Hisar MP Dushyant Chau­tala and his younger brother Digvi­jay floated the Jan­nayak Janta Party (JJP) in the wake of their ex­pul­sion from the party about three months ago.

Digvi­jay fin­ished sec­ond in the re­cently held Jind by­poll, push­ing the INLD-BSP al­liance to a hu­mil­i­at­ing fifth po­si­tion.

Po­lit­i­cal ob­servers, how­ever, look askance at both the longevity


In 1998 Lok Sabha elec­tions, the BSP had en­tered into an al­liance with the erst­while Haryana Lok Dal (Rashtriya) and man­aged to win the Ambala Lok Sabha seat where it had fielded Aman Ku­mar Na­gra. How­ever, the tie-up was short-lived as it broke in about a year’s time.

The BSP had al­liance with the Haryana Jan­hit Congress led by Bha­jan Lal in 2009, though it collapsed be­fore assem­bly elec­tions later that year.

Ab­hay Chau­tala

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