Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala on Sunday said the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) will put in all efforts to ensure that Mayawati of the Bahujan Samaj Party becomes the country’s next Prime Minister. He expressed his resolve to make BSP supremo Mayawati while addressing a rally in Gohana to mark the 105th birth anniversary of senior INLD leader Devi Lal. The INLD leader said:
"We will work towards uniting the Opposition so that Mayawati becomes the next prime minister."
Chautala is convicted of corruption charges in the infamous Haryana teachers recruitment scam is undergoing 10 years sentence in Tihar jail. He was recently released on parole. Both the INLD and BSP has forged an alliance in Haryana ahead of the 2019 parliamentary elections.
Talking about the alliance, he stated:
"I would meet people and ensure that a third front was formed. Once the INLD-BSP alliance is voted to power, the old age pension will be increased to ₹3,000 per month”.
The leader of the Opposition in Haryana Assembly Abhay Singh Chautala requested people of Haryana to help and support the INLD-BSP alliance to come to power.
Earlier this week, as a major setback for the 'Mahagathbandhan', Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav snubbed Congress and decided to go solo in Madhya Pradesh polls. In a press Conference, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said:
"I have waited enough. I can't wait any longer. We are talking to BSP, but can't wait for Congress. Nobody waits this long in politics".
"We are not a bechara party. We are a small party in Madhya Pradesh but we count at number 4", he added.
This came after a fuming Mayawati dumped Congress saying that BSP will fight the upcoming Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh elections on its own. Putting the Congress on the mat, the BSP supremo announced, while addressing a press briefing, that her party will contest Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh elections alone and will not be allying with the Congress.