Day after JJP-BJP tie up, Chautala’s father released from Tihar

CHANDIGARH: Just hours after Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) chief Dushyant Chautala offered support to the BJP to form the government in Haryana, his father Ajay Chautala was released from Tihar Jail.

Ajay Chautala, the JJP founderwalked out of Tihar Jail on Sunday morningĀ  after being granted two -week furlough.

“Dushyant has established the organisation in just 11 months along with the party workers. A son is known by his father’s name only. The efforts taken by the party workers have flourished today on an auspicious occasion,” said Chautala.

“Dushyant does not take any decision before taking my advice and when he met me before forming the alliance, I gave my nod for the same,” he added.

Dushyant had on Friday met his father Ajay Chautala at Tihar prison complex.

JJP-BJP deal

The BJP on Friday had sealed an alliance in Haryana 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.

Shah, without hesitation, accepted the offer made by JJP to give Deputy Chief Minister’s post to the party which was a major cause for BJP’s poor show in the state Assembly polls.

Dushyant will take oath on Sunday as the Deputy Chief Minister of the Manohar Lal Khattar-led government.

Teachers recruitment scam

Ajay Chautala along with his father and former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala were convicted on January 16, 2013, by a Delhi court for illegally recruiting 3,206 junior basic teachers 12 years ago.

They were held guilty of tampering with the selection list of teachers, nepotism, and favouritism.

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