BJP snaps ties with INLD in Haryana

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Chandigarh, Aug 24 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) snapped its ties with the Om Praksh Chautala led Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) in Haryana on Monday.

Addressing aprhs conference, party General Secretary Vijay Goel said: "The alliance with INLD has come to an end, we will contest the upcoming Assembly polls in the state on our own."

According to sources both parties were said to be at loggerheads over seat sharing for the upcoming assembly elections.

The BJP has demanded 45 out of 90 Assembly seats and there has been no agreement so far.

Party president Rajnath Singh said in New Delhi: "I believe that it's the rigid nature of INLD in seat sharing that the main reason for deviating from alliance with that party."

The BJP Haryana unit was strongly opposed to an alliance with the INLD during the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, but the party's central leadership did not heed to them. The alliance failed to get even a single seat in the state.

Goel also said: "Party workers in Haryana are not happy with the alliance with INLD. In the wake of the poor performance of this alliance in the Lok Sabha elections there should be a rethink on the tie-up."

Earlier, the BJP, INLD alliance swept the 1999 State Assembly polls and ruled the state for five years. (ANI)

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