Chautala Keeps Poll Tie-up Options Open

Chandigarh, Aug 30 | Updated: Aug 31 2004, 05:30am hrs
Haryana chief minister and INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala said on Monday that he would keep his options open on aligning with former ally BJP for the coming Assembly polls.

Nobody is untouchable in politics and we can think of adjustments only when the polls have been announced, the Haryana strongman said when asked if there was possibility of INLD realigning with the BJP for the Assembly polls. However, he said that it was too early to comment on the issue. Rajneeti mein sambhavanao ko nakara nahee ja sakta (it is politics and possibilities cannot be ruled out), he said.

Criticising state BJP president Ganeshi Lal for saying that his party will contest all the 90 seats on its own, the INLD chief asked, What is the need for him to say so... Why should he be saying they will not enter into any alliance

The BJP and INLD parted ways just before this years Lok Sabha elections.