INLD Chief OP Chautala Expels Elder Son from Party
Indian National Lok Dal chief Om Prakash Chautala expelled his elder son Ajay Singh Chautala from the primary membership of the party for “anti-party activities”. INLD Haryana chief Ashok Arora, accompanied by Ajay Chautala’s younger brother Abhay Chautala, made the announcement at a press conference in Chandigarh, The Indian Express reported.
Both Om Prakash Chautala and Ajay Chautala were convicted in 2013 in a teachers’ recruitment scam and are serving 10 years in prison. While Om Prakash Chautala is lodged in Tihar Jail, Ajay Chautala is currently out on parole. Arora said that Om Prakash Chautala had asked him in a letter on November 12 to expel Ajay Chautala from the party as he had called a meeting of the executive committee of the INLD on November 17 in violation of the party’s constitution. Abhay Chautala has also called a parallel meeting of party office bearers, MLAs and former MLAs on the same day.