INLD to support Narendra Modi for PM if need arises

INLD`s Abhay Chautala said his party would not ally with BJP but would support Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi "unconditionally" for the post of Prime Minister if required.

Last Updated: Aug 10, 2013, 22:19 PM IST

Ambala: INLD leader Abhay Chautala on Saturday said his party would not forge alliance with BJP for forthcoming general elections but would support Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi "unconditionally" for the post of Prime Minister if required.
"INLD will not forge any political alliance with BJP in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections...Yet, if any situation arises where Narendra Modi requires MPs` support, then INLD will unconditionally support him for the post of Prime Minister," Chautala told reporters.

He said INLD would not forge any alliance with BJP even if Kuldeep Bishnoi-led Haryana Janhit Congress merged with that party.

Replying to a question, he said his party would make every effort to remove Congress from power and if any political party joined its campaign, INLD would welcome it.

Chautala accused Congress of misusing CBI against INLD Chief Om Parkash Chautala, as he had opposed alleged illegal allotment of land to Congress President Sonia Gandhi`s son-in-law Robert Vadra in Haryana.

Chautala claimed that the INLD chief had been targeted because he had announced a high-level inquiry in the matter if INLD came to power.

Earlier, addressing a party workers meeting in
Matherishekhan village near here, Chautala accused the state government of illegally acquiring land of farmers for setting up SEZ and later offering it to builders.

INLD state president Ashok Arora said Haryana Janhit Congress had no base in the state and its leader Kuldeep Bishnoi would not win Hisar parliamentary seat in the coming Lok Sabha elections.

Meanwhile, INLD said senior Congress leader and former State Minister K L Sharma today joined the party along with his supporters.

Sharma was elected twice as a MLA from Shahbaad. He was chairman of Haryana Gau Sewa Commission, from which he resigned on Thursday.

Chautala said INLD will demand that the number of sittings in the Assembly session be increased from two to allow opposition party to raise their issues.

The monsoon session of Haryana Assembly will be convened from September 6.

INLD leaders said their party will raise issues like water crisis in the state, alleged worsening condition of law and order, land scams, DLF-Vadra land deal, Rajiv Gandhi Trust land scam, non-availability of books in schools, iron tablets, among others.

PTI