After Akali Move, Pressure On BJP's Haryana Ally Dushyant Chautala

After Akali Move, Pressure On BJP's Haryana Ally Dushyant Chautala

Newsdesk |
September 18, 2020

The resignation of Akali Dal's lone Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet over farm ordinances has brought opposition pressure on Dushyant Chautala's Jannayak Janata Party which is heading a coalition government with the BJP in Haryana. The opposition attack on JJP started with a tweet from Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala. "Dushyant ji, Following Harsimrat Kaur Badal you should have resigned at least from the Dy CM post. You are more attached to your chair than farmers....", Mr Surjewala tweeted last evening.

New Delhi, 18 September 2020

As per news report of NDTV, the Jannayak Janata Party or JJP, which has opposed BJP's farm sector bills, shares many similarities with the Punjab-based Akali Dal. Not only do both parties have a strong rural base in their respective states, they also share close family ties. While opposing the farm ordinances, Akali Dal's Sukhbir Singh Badal had called former deputy prime minister late Devi Lal (who was the founder of the INLD and great-grandfather of Dushyant Chautala) as one of the greatest farm leaders. It is also believed that the Badals had an important role in sealing the alliance of the BJP and the JJP in Haryana.

Source -NDTV


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