With the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) backing a ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) resolution to suspend a Congress legislator from the Assembly, senior Haryana Congress leader Karan Singh Dalal has written to Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati to review her party’s alliance with the INLD.
The Congress’ member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Karan Singh Dalal, who was suspended from the Assembly for alleged misbehaviour and using of derogatory language in just concluded monsoon session, has urged Mayawati to snap ties with the INLD as it was in “cahoots” with the ruling BJP.
Dalal said INLD leader Abhay Singh Chautala supported the BJP’s resolution to suspend him from the House for a year despite being the leader of Opposition.
The five-time Congress MLA from Palwal said Chautala did it even as he was raising alleged deletion of certain ration cards belonging to the below poverty line beneficiaries.
“Being the Leader of Opposition, Abhay Singh Chautala should have supported me on the issue concerning the poor. However, he was in cahoots with the ruling party and proposed that a resolution be brought in the House to suspend me,” Dalal said in the latter adding that it INLD MLAs support to the resolution has exposed their anti-poor face of the party which was having an alliance with the BSP.
“You (Mayawati) have a huge experience as a parliamentarian, but in your entire political career, you must never have seen a leader of Opposition colluding with the ruling party to get an opposition member suspended from the House,” he wrote in his letter.
“You are fighting for the rights of the poor in this country, whereas, the party with which you have aligned in Haryanavis standing shoulder to- shoulder with those who are snatching the rights of the poor. I have the least hesitation in saying that the INLD has entered into an alliance with your party only to garner the votes of the poor,” he alleged.
In view of the above, Dalal urged Mayawati to review the alliance with the INLD “keeping in view the interests of the Dalits and poor,”.
Haryana Assembly witnessed unruly scenes on Tuesday with Chautala and Dalal taking off their shoes and making an attempt to hit each other with the same.