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Can't My Father Celebrate Diwali With Us?: Dushyant Chautala On Ajay Chautala's Furlough

Ajay Chautala Is Scheduled To Leave Tihar Jail Either On Saturday Evening Or Sunday Morning, Officials Said.

By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 26 Oct 2019, 05:22:36 PM
Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader Dushyant Chautala


Soon after Dushyant Chautala's father Ajay Chautala, who is lodged in the Tihar jail after his conviction in a teachers’ recruitment scam, was granted 14-day furlough, the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader said he was granted the furlough after the model code of conduct ended on Friday, and targeted those who criticised the move. 

Ajay Chautala is scheduled to leave Tihar jail either on Saturday evening or Sunday morning, officials said. 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.

Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya invited the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday to form the government after the saffron party staked claim with the support of the JJP. Chief minister-elect Manohar Lal Khattar said Dushyant Chautala would take oath as his deputy and the oath-taking ceremony will take place at 2.15 pm on Sunday. 

It was reported that Ajay Chautala wants to attend his son Dushyant''s swearing-in ceremony as Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana.

“Doesn’t my father have the right to celebrate Diwali with his family?” Dushyant said in reply to a question Ajay’s furlough.

A convict is entitled to seven-week furloughs in a year.

Dushyant also slammed the Congress, saying the party is being run by those who “looted the country”. “The JJP will never join hands with the Congress,” Dushyant. 

The Dushyant Chautala-led Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) clinched an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form a new government in Haryana.

A convict is entitled to seven-week furloughs in a year.

The JJP, which has won 10 seats in the 90-member Assembly, has reached a deal with the BJP to form the government in the state wherein the Chief Minister will be from the BJP, while the post of Deputy Chief Minister will go to JJP.

The coalition was announced by BJP president Amit Shah at a press conference held with Dushyant on Friday.

In February 2013, former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, his MLA son Ajay Chautala and three government officials were sentenced to 10 years in prison by a special CBI court on charges of illegally recruiting over 3,000 teachers in the state by using forged documents.

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The scam came to light after a 1989 batch IAS officer Sanjeev Kumar had filed a writ in the Supreme Court alleging that the Om Prakash Chautala government had resorted to corrupt practices to recruit 3208 junior basic trained teachers in 2000.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 26 Oct 2019, 04:53:36 PM