Ajay Chautala, Father of JJP’s Dushyant, Granted 2-Week Furlough

Ajay Chautala has been granted a two-week furlough which will start from the day he steps out of the jail premises.

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Ajay Singh Chautala.

After Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader Dushyant Chautala extended support to the Bharatiya Janata Party in Haryana, on Saturday, 26 October, his father Ajay Chautala – who is lodged in Tihar Jail – was granted a two-week furlough and will be out on Sunday, PTI reported quoting officials.

Dushyant, who met his father shortly before meeting his 10 legislators on Friday to take a decision on supporting the BJP, will take oath as the deputy chief minister of the Manohar Lal Khattar-led government on Sunday.

Dushyant, while speaking to ANI, said, “This development will lay the foundation for our new government in Haryana and that makes me very happy.”

According to Director General (Prisons) Sandeep Goel, Ajay Chautala has been granted a two-week furlough and it will start from the day he will step out of the jail premises.

Ajay and his father, Om Prakash Chautala, were convicted on 16 January 2013 by a Delhi court for illegally recruiting 3,206 junior basic teachers 12 years ago. They were held guilty for tampering with the selection list of teachers and nepotism.

The father-son duo was also found guilty of taking bribes from people in exchange for hiring them.

Meanwhile, the BJP staked their claim, along with JJP to form the government in Haryana.

Manohar Lal Khattar, while addressing the media on Saturday, 26 October, said that he will come back as Chief Minister and JJP Chief Dushyant Chautala will be made the Deputy Chief Minister.

Earlier, the BJP on Friday, sealed an alliance in the state with Dushyant's JJP, which won 10 seats in the 90-member Haryana Assembly. The deal was sealed in a meeting between BJP President Amit Shah and Dushyant Chautala.

(With inputs from ANI, PTI)

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