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Will make Mayawati Prime Minister, says Om Prakash Chautala

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 08 Oct 2018, 12:04:06 AM
Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) president Om Prakash Chautala (File)

New Delhi:

Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) president Om Prakash Chautala, who is out on a two-week parole, on Sunday said his party will bring the opposition parties together to make BSP chief Mayawati the next prime minister after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

“…we will work towards uniting the Opposition so that Mayawati becomes the next prime minister,” said the former Haryana chief minister, who was addressing a rally in Gohana to mark the 105th birth anniversary of senior INLD leader and his father Devi Lal.Om Prakash Chautala is serving a 10-year jail term in a teachers’ recruitment scam.

“Today, he (Lal) is not among us but we have to follow his ideals and work towards realising his dreams,” he said, adding that Lal had a dream that the countrymen should have enough food, shelter, good education and access to affordable health.

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Also present on the occasion, Abhay Singh Chautala, son of Om Prakash Chautala, urged the people to help the INLD-BSP alliance to come to power in Haryana with an overwhelming majority in next year’s assembly elections.

“Repeat 1987 (when the INLD swept the state polls) by strengthening the hands of the INLD-BSP combine so that (Om Prakash) Chautala once again becomes the chief minister,” he said.

Abhay Singh Chautala said INLD-BSP alliance will waive the loans of farmers and weaker sections if they come to power.  Former Gujarat chief minister Shankarsinh Vaghela also addressed the rally.

Vaghela attacked the Centre over high fuel prices and said the cut of Rs 2.50 per litre in the petrol and diesel prices was not sufficient. 

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 07 Oct 2018, 07:39:33 PM