The professor sys, "It is interesting to note that after 1999, the Chautalas have not won a single parliamentary seat in the elections that also includes the consecutive hat-trick defeat of Ajay Chautala in the Lok Sabha elections. To make matters worse, 2/3 of the Chautala family is ineligible to contest any election on account of their disqualification of being convicts for serious offences of corruption. Further, there are some criminal cases being tried against the Chautala trio, including one of disproportionate assets."
In the current scenario it is unlikely for INLD to go with the Congress whom they are openly holding responsible for the conviction of their top leaders, though these corruption cases were initiated during the NDA regime, of which INLD was a partner and there are serious doubts if the BJP will want to form yet another alliance with INLD with whom they have parted ways twice. The alliance, which ruled the state for five years from 1999 onwards, had collapsed in 2004 following serious differences between Chautala and the BJP leaders. The graph of the two parties in state politics had declined immensely.
"Since then INLD got completely routed on the national scene while the BJP could barely manage to win just one seat. INLD had an alliance with the BJP again nearing the 2009 elections, but it didn't last long and they contested elections separately. Combat versus corruption is a major election agenda of the BJP for the 2014 general elections. The general anti-corruption sentiment of the voter on this issue must be fully capitalized by the BJP," says Dr Kumar.
Aligning with INLD may give unnecessary issue of corruption to other political parties against those aligning. He further added that "the BJP needs to manipulate this frustration of the majority of voters of the state to their benefit by aligning with the tallest non-Jat leader of the state and should not confuse the non-Jat voters by forming other alliances which may prove to be fatal as there is frustration amongst the non-Jat majority (approximately 78%) for being sidelined on jobs, government concessions and programs, etc as these have been pre-dominantly cornered by the Jats".