Indian National Lok Dal
|Indian National Lok Dal (INLD)|
|Chairperson||Om Prakash Chautala|
|Secretary-General||Ajay Singh Chautala|
|ECI Status||State Party|
|Seats in Legislative Assembly|
Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), a political party in India, in the state of Haryana is the principal opposition party in Haryana. INLD is a family based party with Om Prakash Chautala being the president & his elder son Ajay Singh Chautala being its Secretary General. The party was a member of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), and thus part of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government. Its leader Om Parkash Chautala is also Leader of Opposition in Haryana. In Rajasthan Choudhary Jai Narayan Poonia (ex-cabinate minister) was the Chairman of INLD from 2003 to 2008.
Indian National Lok Dal is the main opposition party now in Haryana. INLD have 30 MLAs in current Haryana Legislative Assembly. 1 Indian National Lok Dal party have different cells i.e.Women cell of Indian National Lok Dal, Legal Cell of Indian National Lok Dal, S.C Cell of Indian National Lok Dal, Intellectual Cell of Indian National Lok Dal, Kisan Cell of Indian National Lok Dal, Backward Cell of Indian National Lok Dal, Sports Cell of Indian National Lok Dal, Ex Servicemen Cell of Indian National Lok Dal, Labour Cell of Indian National Lok Dal, Traders Cell of Indian National Lok Dal, Karamchari Cell of Indian National Lok Dal, University Employees Cell of Indian National Lok Dal, Medical Cell of Indian National Lok Dal, Minority Cell of Indian National Lok Dal, Vimukat and Tapriwas Cell of Indian National LokDal, Yuva Cell of Indian National Lok Dal, Press Parvakta Cell of Indian National Lok Dal.
INLD is dedicated to the all-round uplift of farmers, labourers, rural and urban areas and the downtrodden and exploited. It draws inspiration from Gandhian principles, our rich heritage and the noble traditions of our struggle for national independence. The party considers the right of peaceful and democratic dissent including Satyagrah or non-violent resistance as a fundamental right of the people. 2
In very testing times INLD assumed office on July 24, 1999. During 1991-96, the Congress Government had 37 ministers and on 16 occasions the portfolios of the Ministers had to be changed.
The Congress Government was followed by HVP-BJP government. It had 44 members in the Assembly; of them 43 were either ministers or holding some other office. The misrule had led to near bankruptcy in the State. The INLD Government with Chaudhary Om Prakash Chautala not only provided political stability but also gave efficient administration resulting in a surplus of Rs. 1750 crore at the time of handing over reins of power to Congress.
During this period, law and order was established and rural and urban areas made safe and secure. The economic activity was boosted all over the State because of this.
The next priority was boosting power generation, strengthening transmission and making equitable distribution. As a first step 802 MW capacity was increased during the first three years and more than 45 thousand tube well connections were released. New sub-stations were commissioned
Yamunanagar Thermal Power Plant had remained in the planning stage for more than twenty years. This was finally given shape in 2004 when for beginning the work contract was finalized and signed.
The 7th unit of Tau Devi Lal Thermal plant, Panipat was dedicated to the people by the then President of India, Dr. APJ Kalam.
Dadupur Nalvi canal project too had been gathering dust. The cobwebs were cleared and the construction work begun.
For efficient irrigation, canals were lined and cleared of blockages.
In rural areas, the village link roads were strengthened, the lanes and bye lanes of villages paved and chaupals and dharamshalas repaired. Through the Sarakar Aapke Dwar programme about 45 thousand development works were undertaken.
In urban areas more than Rs. 1,295 crore were spent on sewerage and drinking water.
In order to wean away the students from inimical influences, the capacity of Engineering and Technical institutes was raised to 27,312 seats. 1172 schools were upgraded and English made compulsory from the first class.
In order to encourage girl students to continue their school study, they were given bicycles to go to school.
New roads of 6,429 kilometers were laid and 22,000 kilometers repaired. The farmers were given the highest sugar cane price in the country and two new sugar mills established.
Every grain of wheat, paddy and maize was purchased by the State and their remuneration given to the farmers immediately.
More than 2 lakh jobs were created for the youth of Haryana.
The crowning glory of the INLD, as in the past, was innovative schemes for the welfare of the people. Devi Rakshak Insurance scheme proved to be a landmark in social security and its variations are today adopted by many other States. Old age pensions and unemployment allowances were raised according to the rising prices.
In administration, bold steps were taken and INLD provided the lead to the whole country in the matter of introducing the VAT system. Highway patrolling was another innovative step that was followed by others. The fiscal acumen of the State was acknowledged by the Finance Commission as well as the Finance Minister of the UPA Government.
In 2004 ex-Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, introduced a new system to redress the grievances of the people by holding day-long meetings at a single point in each Assembly constituency.3
Since the demise of Devi Lal in April 2001, INLD had faced political decline and lost all the four consecutive general elections held so far in Haryana.4 It lost two assembly general elections in 2005 & 2009. It has not won a single Lok Sabha seat since 1999 as it lost on all seats in 2004 & 2009.
- "Assembly Members of Haryana Vidhan Sabha". Haryana Assembly Government Website.
- "Vision of Indian National Lok Dal". Official Indian National Lok Dal Website.
- "Chautala to hold ‘public darbars’". The Tribune.
- "Election Results - Full Statstical Reports – Election Commission of India". Election Commission of India.
- Supremo Om Prakash Chautala Ji
- Jan Nayak Ch. Devi Lal ji
- INLD Parliamentary Board
- Indian National Lok Dal News
- About INLD
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