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New party launched in Haryana to rid state of 'Family rule'

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Bahadurgarh, Haryana, Feb 26 (UNI) The farmers and youths of Haryana today got a new platform to wage a struggle against rampant nepotism, rising poverty and unemployment in the state.

Giving voice to the hopes and aspirations of the poor and downtrodden of Haryana will be the purpose of the 'Haryana Swatantra Party', which aims to rid the state from years of 'Family rule', party chief, Rajesh Dalal, said here today .

Heading the party will be the former Congressman, Ramesh Dalal, who believes in carrying forward the legacy and the vision of late Rajiv Gandhi - of cleansing public life of corruption and nepotism.

''The main aim of forming the party is to rid Haryana of 'Family Raj', which has, over the years, pushed the state deep in the morass of poverty and unemployment,''Mr Dalal added at a function here today to formally announce the party.

Addressing a huge gathering of farmers and youths present at the Sir Chhotu Ram Bhawan here, Mr Dalal said,''today politics in Haryana is dominated by a few families, be it the rule of the BJP, the Congress or the INLD. The end of the Chautala regime and coming to power of the Congress had raised hopes that Haryana would move ahead on the path to development. Sadly nothing of this sort happened.

Infact, the rule of one family (O P Chautala and Ajay Chautala) has been replaced by that of another (Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Deepender Singh Hooda). Hence there is a need for a new party, which will owe allegiance only to the people and not to any family.'' More UNI AR PG PC1739

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