No question of joining hands with INLD: Bishnoi

The Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) on Wednesday said its alliance with BJP was permanent and there was no question of joining hands with the Om Prakash Chautala-led INLD, which has been rejected by the people of the state in the last two elections.

"There is no question of joining hands with Chautala's party, which has been outrightly rejected by the people of Haryana. I will rather take retirement from politics than go with Chautala, who is facing court cases and has no future in politics," HJC president and Hisar MP, Kuldeep Bishnoi, told mediapersons here. He added that Chautala has "wavering thinking" and keeps "shifting his stance".

"If you go by his statements in the recent past, he had long back predicted that HJC-BJP alliance will break. On some occasion, he says that BJP is good while attacks them on some other day. It's time he should take retirement (from politics)," said Bishnoi, who had defeated Chautala's son and INLD Secretary General, Ajay Chautala, in a bypoll to the Hisar Lok Sabha seat, over a year ago. He also claimed that his party's alliance with BJP was "permanent".

Asked why ruling Congress and main opposition INLD leaders often keep claiming that HJC-BJP tie up will eventually break, Bishnoi said: "The allegation by our opponent parties that the HJC-BJP alliance was a marriage of convenience is totally false. They are spreading rumours to take political mileage out of this. The fact is that they are afraid of the alliance and know that it is only our alliance, which can create major problems for all the so-called major parties."

He also said that JD(U) president Sharad Yadav had "clarified" that he had taken part in INLD's Rewari rally on November 1 in his personal capacity to pay tributes to late deputy prime minister Devi Lal and not as a NDA leader.

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