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Om Prakash Chautala

Om Prakash Chautala is the president of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and former Chief Minister of Haryana.

In September 2012, he said that the INLD would support the general strike against FDI reforms and the hike in diesel price.

Political Ideology and Political Positions

Reducing the marriageable age for girls

Om Prakash Chautala said marriageable age for girl should be lowered as it would prevent rapes in the state. Speaking to reporters on 10 October 2012 in the backdrop of the rising number of gangrapes in the state, Chautala said that he would support the khaps on the issue. The former Chief Minister has submitted a memorandum to governor Jagannath Pahadia urging to call a special session at the Haryana Assembly to discuss the issue of rising crime against women in the state.

After his remarks turned out controversial, Om Prakash Chautala on 11 October 2012, said that lot of countries has no restrictions on the age of marriage. He said he has no suggestion or demand for the government. He also said that the government should explain the allegations levelled against them by Kejriwal.

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