The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) legislator, Abhey Singh Chautala on Sunday said the party was keen to have a political alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state. Meanwhile, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections former deputy speaker of Haryana Vidhan Sabha, Chaudhary Ved Pal joined the INLD on Sunday.
Chautala, who was in the city to announce Chaudhary Ved Pal's joining the INLD, hoped that the BJP would soon take its decision on the issue.
Pal had quit as the state president of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) this week.
"In November, Punjab chief minister Prakash Singh Badal had publicly urged the BJP leadership at a rally in
Kurukshetra to have an alliance with the INLD again and we fully support the idea. We are fighting to wipe out the Congress politically and the alliance with our former ally can make it possible," said Chautala.
He said the INLD was ready for a political handshake with any other party also, but the party would not take first step.
Chautala said conviction of the top party leaders, including Om Prakash Chautala and Ajay Chautala, would not spoil the poll prospects.
"Our party has emerged stronger, as the workers are aware that the Chautalas are victims of a conspiracy hatched by the Congress. We are overwhelmed by the support of party workers. If any political outfit approaches us for a tie-up, our leadership would definitely consider it," he said while ruling out joining the Third Front.
Chautala said contrary to the expectations of a people-friendly budget, the Congress government had made Haryana bankrupt.
"Chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda is spending crores of rupees of the tax payers' money on false media propaganda of being a number no. 1 state in India. Haryana ranks 16th in the education sector in the country and public healthcare is in a mess but the Congress government in wasting public funds to present a wrong picture," he said.