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Indian National Lok Dal
ChairpersonOm Prakash Chautala
FounderChaudhary Devi Lal
Founded1996, October 17
Preceded bySamajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya)
HeadquartersMLA Flat No. 47, Sector-4, Chandigarh, India -160004.
IdeologySocial liberalism
Political positionCentre
ECI StatusState Party[1]
AllianceNational Democratic Alliance(1999-2003),Third Front (2014-Present)
Seats in Haryana Legislative Assembly
1 / 90
Election symbol
INLD party symbol

Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) is a political party in India, in the state of Haryana. INLD was founded in October 1996 as Haryana Lok Dal (Rashtriya) by Choudhary Devi Lal, who served as Deputy Prime Minister of India in the V.P. Singh's Cabinet and Chief Minister of Haryana twice. His son Om Prakash Chautala is the President. Former Leader of Opposition, Abhay Singh Chautala is Secretary General of INLD.


Chaudhary Devi Lal founded the Bharatiya Lok Dal in 1974 after winning the election from Rori constituency to the Haryana Legislative Assembly, while the INLD was founded in the year 1987 after assembly election. The 1982 and 1987 elections were fought under the name Lok Dal (LKD). The party renamed into its current name in 1998. The party was a member of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), and thus part of the Bharatiya Janata Party led government from 1998 to 2004 at the Federal level.

INLD has performed poorly in all the four consecutive general elections held since 1998.[2] It lost consecutive assembly elections for Haryana in 2005, 2009 and 2013. It failed to win any seats in Lok Sabha in 2004 and 2009 general elections, despite being in alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party in 2009.[3]

In the Lok Sabha elections 1999, the INLD had an electoral alliance with BJP in Haryana. Each party contested five of the ten seats in the state. All ten were elected.

In 2000, Chautala was elected as the Chief Minister of Haryana for the fifth time. In the 2000 state assembly elections, INLD won 47 out of the 90 seats. Later, INLD broke its alliance with the BJP and left the NDA and the government.

In 2004, the party contested on 20 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Chandigarh, but 14 of those lost their deposits. Its 10 candidates in Haryana secured 22.43 per cent votes, 5 candidates secured 0.52 per cent votes in Rajasthan, 4 candidates secured 0.02 per cent votes in Uttar Pradesh and its lone candidate UT secured 6.61 per cent votes in Chandigarh.[4]

However, in the 2005 Haryana state assembly elections, INLD lost its majority, winning just 9 out of the 90 seats compared to the Congress party's 67 seats.[5] In 2009, the INLD won 31 seats.[6]

On 16 January 2013, Om Prakash Chautala and Ajay Chautala were sent jail after a New Delhi court sentenced them to ten years imprisonment under various provisions of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act.[7][8][9]

In the 16th Lok Sabha elections, the INLD won on two seats. Dushyant Chautala[10] was elected for a Hisar Lok Sabha Seat and Charanjeet Singh Rori was elected for a Sirsa Lok Sabha Seat.

In Rohtak at Chhotu Ram Stadium, INLD made the Guinness World Records for having supporters apply for 10,450 eye donations in 8 hours.[11][12][13]

In the 2014 Legislative Assembly election, the INLD won 19 seats and is the chief opposition party in the state. Abhay Singh Chautala has been elected as Leader of Opposition in the State of Haryana.

On 14 April 2015, Indian National Lok Dal, Janata Dal (United), Janata Dal (Secular), Rashtriya Janata Dal, Samajwadi Party, and Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) announced that they would merge into a new national Janata Parivar Alliance.[14]

Jannayak Janta Party emerged from a split in the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) which itself had been caused by infighting among the Chautala family. An INLD rally at Gohana in October 2018 had seen heckling of Abhay Chautala, a son of INLD leader Om Prakash Chautala for which Dushyant Chautala, a grandson, and his younger brother, Digvijay Chautala, were blamed.[15][16]

The JJP was formally launched at a rally in Jind in December 2018 by Dushyant Chautala who held a seat in the Lok Sabha of the national Parliament of India, from when he was an INLD member.

For 2019 Haryana Legislative Assembly election, they forged alliance with Shiromani Akali Dal. Previously both parties fought elections together but their alliance fell in 2017 over the issue of the Sutlej Yamuna link canal.[17]

Nafe Singh Rathee has been appointed State president of Haryana.[18]

INLD Students Organization (ISO) is the official student wing of INLD. Shri Arjun Chautala is the national Incharge and Adv Raman Dhaka is the Secretary General of ISO.[19]

List of Chief Minister

No Name Constituency Term of office[20] Days in office Assembly


1 Om Prakash Chautala Narwana 24 July 1999 3 March 2000 5 years, 223 days Ninth Assembly

(1996 elections)

Indian National Lok Dal
2 3 March 2000 4 March 2005 Tenth Assembly

(2000 elections)

See also


  1. "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  2. "Election Results - Full Statistical Reports – Election Commission of India". Election Commission of India.
  3. "PERFORMANCE OF STATE PARTIES, STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTIONS, 2009 – Election Commission of India" (PDF). Election Commission of India.
  4. "VOTES POLLED BY PARTIES IN STATES/UTs – Election Commission of India" (PDF). Election Commission of India.
  5. "Performance of Political Parties in 2005 Assembly Elections– Election Commission of India" (PDF). Election Commission of India.
  6. "Performance of Political Parties in 2009 Assembly Elections– Election Commission of India" (PDF). Election Commission of India.
  7. "Elections 2014: Dushyant Chautala of INLD takes lead over HJC president Kuldeep Bishnoi". The Economic Times. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  8. "In another scion rise, Dushyant comes out of dad Ajay's shadow to lead INLD". The Indian Express. 11 April 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  9. "'We are teaching discipline to our cadres'". The Times of India. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  10. "At 26, Dushyant Chautala is Youngest MP". The Times of India. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  11. "MOST PEOPLE TO SIGN UP AS ORGAN DONORS - EIGHT HOURS". Guinness World Records. 16 December 2013. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  12. "INSO Makes it to Guinness Book of World Records". The Indian Express. 1 December 2013. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  13. "Young Chautalas plan party makeover, eye social media". Hindustan Times. 26 March 2013. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  14. Sivanandan, T. v. (6 January 2016). "Janata Parivar merger has suffered a setback: Gowda". The Hindu.
  15. "Jannayak Janata Party: Ajay Chautala faction unveils new party". The Indian Express. 10 December 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  16. "Dushyant Chautala launches Jannayak Janata Party in Haryana's Jind after his expulsion from INLD | India News". Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  17. SAD, INLD stitch alliance for assembly polls in Haryana
  18. "Ex-MLA Rathi replaces Dhalia as INLD chief in Haryana". 3 January 2020.
  19. [bare URL]
  20. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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