INLD gears up for Lok Sabha poll ; Forms new student wing
The Indian National Lok Dal has formed its new student wing ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. INLD president and former chief minister Om Prakash Chautala unveiled the banner and logo of the INLD Students' Organisation (ISO), and addressed the youth wing of the party, according to an official release issued Wednesday.
He assured them that whenever the INLD would be voted to power, it would ensure that all young boys and girls get employment according to their qualifications. Rambir Singh Badala was appointed as the state president of ISO and Arjun Chautala, son of Leader of Opposition Abhay Singh Chautala, was made the national in-charge of the student wing.
"Om Prakash Chautala also expressed satisfaction over the hard work that the party workers had invested in strengthening the party and said that he himself has been a worker and hence knew that they were the backbone of any organisation," the release said. In October last year, Om Prakash Chautala had dissolved the INLD's student wing Indian National Students Organisation (INSO) as well as the party's youth wing as these were allegedly found to be lacking in discipline and commitment to the ideals of the party.
However, later on, his grandson Digvijay Chautala had claimed that the INLD president could not dissolve INSO as only its patron Ajay Chautala had the power to do so. Om Prakash Chautala (84), was released on three-week furlough from Tihar Jail in Delhi last week. He along with his elder son Ajay Chautala is undergoing a jail term after their conviction in the teachers' recruitment scam in Haryana.
Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition Abhay Singh Chautala and state president of the INLD Ashok Arora said Wednesday that the party will be holding a rally in Hansi on March 1, which will be addressed by O P Chautala. On that day, the party's Lok Sabha poll campaign will be formally launched, he said.
(With inputs from agencies.)
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