Nitish to campaign  for Chautala’s party

The JD-U leader will address 10 election rallies across Haryana and will focus on exposing the ‘double standards’ of the BJP

Patna : Former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar will campaign for Om Prakash Chautala’s Indian National Lok Dal in the Haryana assembly elections, a party leader said Friday.

The senior Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader will address 10 election rallies across Haryana Oct 11-12, said party national spokesperson K.C. Tyagi. Elections to the 90-member state assembly will be held Oct 15.
“Nitish Kumar along with former prime minister and JD-S (Janata Dal-Secular) leader Deve Gowda will address election rallies in support of INLD candidates,” Tyagi told IANS over telephone.
Their campaign will focus on exposing the “double standards” of the Bharatiya Janata Party and its “hidden agenda”, he said.
JD-U national president Sharad Yadav will also campaign for INLD in Haryana polls, added Tyagi.
Last month, the JD-U and INLD decided to go together in Haryana assembly polls to defeat the BJP. Yadav then said that it was an effort to unite the “distintegrated Janata Dal parivar”, referring to the time they were part of one political outfit during the V.P Singh prime ministership (1989-90).
On Sep 5, JD-U leaders had attended a ‘Samman’ rally organised by INLD to mark the 100th birth anniversary of former deputy prime minister Chaudhary Devi Lal in Jind.

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Chautala meets supporters in Jind

Jind: Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Parkash Chautala out on bail on health grounds Friday mingled with his supporters, days after he along with CBI was put under notice by a Delhi High Court on a plea seeking directions to the politician to surrender. 79-year-old grand oldman of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) went to residences of his supporters in Jind city besides visiting the party’s election office at Urban Estate. INLD is fighting a do-or-die battle for the October 15 assembly polls in alliance with Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) after being out of helm of affairs for a decade. “Chautala arrived last night. He met party workers and this morning left for Uchana to take a round of the village,” a party spokesman told PTI.  Chautala, however, maintained distance from the media.

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