Chandigarh, May 24 -- The Lok Sabha poll results on Thursday were a disaster for Om Prakash Chautala's Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and its breakaway Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), as except for Dushyant Chautala, all their candidates lost deposits.

The INLD, which was once-the-main opposition party in Haryana, had won two seats - Sirsa and Hisar - in 2014 parliamentary polls. This time, it went alone on all 10 seats while its splinter outfit JJP entered into 7-3 seat sharing agreement with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

The JPP was floated in December last year after INLD supremo Om Prakash Chautala expelled his elder son and former MP Ajay Chautala and both his (Ajay's) sons Dushyant and Digvijay, which caused a crippling split in INLD. ...