Congress MLAs ask speaker to find out if Abhay Singh Chautala has enough MLAs to be LoP
| Friday | 22nd February, 2019
In this situation, the Congress party has become the main opposition party with 17 MLAs.National secretary, INLD, and retired bureaucrat, R S Chaudhary, however, said there is no threat to Abhay Chautala’s LoP status unless something is given in writing to the speaker.
With this, Abhay has been left with the support of only 13 MLAs.
While Naseem Ahmed, INLD legislator from Ferozepur Zhirka, denied reports of any split, INLD rebel and Uklana MLA Anoop Dhanak termed it as the party’s internal problem.
CHANDIGARH: Questioning Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Singh Chautala’s status as leader of the opposition (LoP) in the Haryana assembly, the Congress party on Thursday asked the speaker to ascertain if he had the requisite count of MLAs to continue as LoP.It started when health minister Anil Vij asked the speaker if there was any confirmation about INLD splitting.
However, one of its MLAs, Nagender Bhadana (NIT, Faridabad) has been supporting the BJP, two of its MLAs Hari Chand Midha (Jind) and Jaswinder Sandhu (Pehowa) have died and four MLAs, including Naina Chautala (Dabwali), Pirthi Nambardar (Narwana), Anoop Dhanak (Uklana) and Rajdeep Phogat (Dadri), have joined Dushyant’s Jannayak Janata Party.
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