Family feud escalates, OP Chautala expels son Ajay from INLD
The ongoing feud within the Chautala family escalated with INLD Chief and former Chief Minister of Haryana, Om Prakash Chautala, expelling his son Ajay Singh from the primary membership of the party for alleged anti-party activities. Ajay, who is serving a 10-year jail term along with his father in a teachers' recruitment scam in Haryana, is currently out on a two-week parole.
Ajay's two sons expelled from party too, wife spared
The decision was announced in a press conference in Chandigarh today. Two weeks ago, the INLD Chief had also expelled from the party Ajay's two sons Hisar MP Dushyant and his brother Digvijay. Though Ajay's wife and INLD MLA, Naina Chautala, too has been vocal against her detractors within the party after action against her sons, she has been spared from any disciplinary action.
Same day, different venue: INLD, Ajay call separate meetings
At the press conference, INLD state unit President, Ashok Arora, said the INLD has called a meeting of the state executives, MLAs and MPs in Chandigarh on Nov-17. On the same day, Ajay has called a similar meeting in Jind. Arora claimed that Ajay's meeting is in violation of the party constitution because such a meeting cannot be convened without the party President's approval.
Ajay's brother attacks him for supporting BJP to weaken INLD
Asserting that the party is supreme and no one is above it, the letter by Om Prakash Chautala stated that the "anti-party activities" of Ajay have "caused hurt and have become unbearable". At the press conference, Abhay Singh Chautala, for the first-time, attacked his elder brother and accused him of playing into the hands of the BJP and the Congress to weaken the INLD.
Ajay hits out for calling his party meet 'unconstitutional'
Pitted against his younger brother Abhay in a power struggle within the INLD, Ajay Singh had on Tuesday hit out at his detractors for dubbing a party meet, convened by him, "unconstitutional". He has also been critical of the INLD expelling his sons.