Former Haryana Congress Chief Ashok Tanwar Extends Support To JJP

In run-up to the polls, while JJP helmed by Dushyant Chautala is trying to influence the Jat voters, who were traditional voters of INLD, Congress is battling on two fronts -- one with BJP and other its turncoats.

Haryana Assembly Elections 2019 Chief Ashok Tanwar Extends Support To JJP
New Delhi: Former Haryana Congress president Ashok Tanwar and Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) leader, Dushyant Chautala during a joint press conference ahead of Haryana Vidhan Sabha elections, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019. (PTI Photo)
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 16 Oct 2019 04:08 PM
Haryana Assembly Elections 2019 - New Delhi: Days before Haryana assembly polls, former state Congress chief Ashok Tanwar on Wednesday extended his support to Jananayak Janta Party (JJP) headed by Dushyant Chautala.

Dushyant Chautala is the estranged grandson of Former Chief Minister of Haryana O.P. Chautala.


Ashok Tanwar and Dushyant Chautala addressed a joint press conference, where the former alleged that he has been ignored in the Congress. Tanwar added he will support the JJP on the seats where the party has winning candidate, and the two young leaders pledged to provide an alternative to the people of the state.

Dushyant Chautala has welcomed Ashok Tanwar's decision.

With Tanwar resigning from the Congress -- a move that seems to dent the party further in the state -- the grand old has been pushing for Dalit-Jat combination pitching Kumari Selja as President with former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda at helm of affairs.

The former Haryana Congress president even alleged that tickets were sold in the party.

Tanwar had alleged that workers give their blood and sweat for the party are sacrificed to protect dynasties within the Congress. He said the party is “plagued by feudal attitudes and medieval conspiracies”. He has accused the high command of allowing the party to be reduced to “personal fiefdoms of the rich and powerful”.

Tanwar was seen as a quintessential Congressman, rising from the party’s students’ wing to head the Youth Congress and then the party’s state unit. In his resignation letter, Tanwar referred to internal contradictions in the party and the existence of an entrenched lobby that was bent on uprooting Rahul Gandhi loyalists, an allegation that former Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam had also made, reported The Telegraph.
In run-up to the polls, while JJP helmed by Dushyant Chautala is trying to influence the Jat voters, who were traditional voters of INLD, Congress is battling on two fronts -- one with BJP and other its turncoats.

(With additional information from IANS)

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