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Monday, Dec 09, 2019

Khap leaders write to Dushyant, ask him to clear stand over reconciliation

In a letter dated September 8, the Khap leaders mentioned that they had met Shiromani Akali Dal patriarch Parkash Singh Badal and urged him to unite the family.

chandigarh Updated: Sep 09, 2019 21:46 IST
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Hindustan Times, Rohtak
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Making a last ditch effort to unite Chautala clan, the representatives of dozen-odd Khaps have written a letter to Jannayak Janata Party leader Dushyant Chautala and asked him to clear his stand over reconciliation in the Chautala family.

In a letter dated September 8, the Khap leaders mentioned that they had met Shiromani Akali Dal patriarch Parkash Singh Badal and urged him to unite the family.

“Badal had praised our efforts and said that he has an alliance with the BJP in Haryana but he wants to see Chautala family united once again. He also asserted that the unity of Chautala family will be a true homage to former deputy prime minister Devi Lal and Sneh Lata, wife of former Haryana chief minister OP Chautala ,” the Khaps mentioned in the letter.

However, the Khap leaders claimed that OP Chautala, Parkash Singh Badal and INLD general secretary Abhay Singh Chautala have already authorised them to take decision as per their wish.

“Khaps have a great history and they had always worked for the betterment of the unity. Chautala clan’s unity is very crucial for Haryana politics and the Khaps want family to reconcile. Dushyant Ji, we assure you that we will take a better step if you agree to our plea. The Khaps include representatives of all castes and religions and everyone has a dream to see Chautala clan united. We are expecting you to clarify your stand at the earliest,” the letter read.  

Jannayak  Janata Party leader Dushyant Chautala had earlier said that he will take decision after consulting party supremo Ajay Chautala and workers.

Reacting to JJP leader and his grandson Dushyant Chautala’s clan regarding reconciliation in Chautala clan, former Haryana chief minister and INLD patriarch Om Prakash Chautala said he had already made it very clear that any decision regarding unity within the Chautala family, INLD and its breakaway faction JJP taken by the panchayats would be acceptable to him.

“The directions of the panchayats have been a family tradition and even Devi Lal had always bowed before its decisions. I have been following the footsteps of my father and I would accept the decision of panchayats,” OP Chautala said.

Earlier, Dushyant had said, “As far as family matters were concerned, any decision taken by his grandfather Om Prakash Chautala and Sardar Prakash Singh Badal would be acceptable. But as far as the political dispute was concerned, then the decision would be taken in consultation with its alliance partner.”