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Chautala son to contest Haryana by-election

Last Updated: Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 12:59

Chandigarh: Former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala`s Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) has fielded his son Abhay Singh Chautala for the Jan 20 by-election in Ellenabad assembly constituency.

Abhay is the younger son of the INLD chief. Om Prakash Chautala and his elder son Ajay Singh Chautala are both members of the state assembly.

Om Prakash Chautala vacated the Ellenabad seat as he had been elected from two assembly seats - Uchana Kalan (Jind) and Ellenabad (Sirsa).

While he won frome Uchana Kalan seat by just 621 votes against Congress stalwart and former finance minister Birender Singh, his victory margin in Ellenabad was over 16,400 votes.

Abhay will take on Bharat Singh Beniwal of the ruling Congress in the election.


First Published: Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 12:59

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