Chandigarh: The four Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) MLAs, whose disqualification was sought by senior party leader Abhay Singh Chautala under the anti-defection law, submitted their resignations to Haryana assembly Speaker Kanwal Pal here on Tuesday, officials said.The legislators included Dabwali MLA Naina Chautala, who is the mother of JJP leader Dushyant Chautala. The other legislators who submitted their resignation are Anoop Dhanak (Uklana), Rajdeep Phogat (Dadri) and Prithi Singh (Narwana). Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’They were called to submit their reply on the complaint lodged by INLD leader Abhay Singh Chautala. All the four MLAs had joined the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), which was floated by former Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala last year. Abhay Chautala had written to the speaker for the disqualification of the MLAs for anti-party activities. The INLD, a party founded by former deputy prime minister Devi Lal, had split in 2018 following a feud in the Chautala family. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KFormer Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala, grandson of former CM Om Prakash Chautala and son of Ajay Chautala, had launched the JJP. Abhay is the younger son of the INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala and brother of Ajay Chautala. Seen as a major challenger to the ruling BJP until a year ago, the INLD is going through rough times ever since the split. Most of the INLD legislators have switched over to the saffron party. The INLD had received a drubbing in the recent Lok Sabha polls, losing on all 10 seats in Haryana. The sitting INLD MLAs who have joined the BJP are Ranbir Gangwa, Parminder Dhull, Zakir Hussain, Ravinder Baliala, Ram Chander Kamboj and Naseem Ahmed. Four other legislators, including Abhay’s sister-in-law Naina Chautala, have sided with the JJP.
Environment Canada issued a slew of extreme cold warnings across the country on Tuesday.Environment Canada says it issues extreme cold warnings when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.The agency is asking people to watch for symptoms related to the cold, including shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and a change in the colour of the fingers and toes.In British Columbia, the agency warned that the Yoho Park and Kootenay Park region could see wind chills as low as -40 C due to a cold arctic ridge of high pressure that it predicts will remain over the region for several days.Much of Alberta, Manitoba and the entirety of Saskatchewan were also subject to the warnings, and Environment Canada says the frigid temperatures are expected to continue through the end of the week.Environment Canada issued the warning for parts of northern Ontario too, along with a snow squall warning for Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.Southern Ontario was largely spared from the extreme cold, save for parts of southwestern Ontario surrounding the Georgian Bay.In Quebec, the agency warned that the cold arctic air was moving southward on Christmas Day night and Boxing Day, and would continue to do so on Wednesday.It said wind chills could reach -42 C in the province.While the Atlantic provinces were largely spared from the extreme cold warnings, much of Newfoundland and Labrador was subject to wind and blizzard warnings, as well as blowing snow advisories.