Updated: September 8, 2021 2:11:50 am
Pitching for a third front, the INLD on Tuesday said party leader Om Prakash Chautala will bring together SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar, former PM H D Deve Gowda of JD(S) and SAD supremo Parkash Singh Badal on one stage on September 25, birth anniversary of former Deputy PM Devi Lal.
NCP leader Sharad Pawar, West Bengal CM and TMC president Mamata Banerjee, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah and RLD leader Jayant Chowdhury have also been invited for a “huge” political rally on the occasion in Haryana’s Jind and their confirmation is awaited, INLD leader Abhay Chautala told PTI. He said Mulayam, Nitish, Deve Gowda and Badal have confirmed their attendance.
In Patna, a senior JD(U) leader told The Indian Express: “Although Nitish Kumar has not yet confirmed his participation, he may do it soon. We have great respect for the former deputy PM, and our CM has already met former Haryana CM O P Choutala.” Nitish had met Chautala in Gurgaon on August 1, calling it a courtesy call given their long political ties.
Abhay Chautala said, “Many like-minded leaders from non-BJP and non-Congress parties will come together on one stage and will raise issues close to the people, especially farmers’ issues.” INLD spokesperson Rakesh Sihag said O P Chautala has “personally met” Deve Gowda and Mulayam and invited them for the rally.
PTI & ENS
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