WE DID OUR DUTY, SAYS ABHAY
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
BIG JOLT TO INLD
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
BSP’S PAST TIE-UPS IN HARYANA
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.