‘Ease of doing business improves!’ Dushyant Chautala’s father granted furlough from Tihar jail hours after he helps BJP form government in Haryana


In a significant development that could trigger a huge controversy, Dushyant Chautala’s father Ajay Chautala was granted furlough of two weeks from Tihar Jail. The development came just hours after Dushyant’s Jannayak Janata Party extended support to the BJP in forming the government in Haryana.

Dushyant Chautala

Tihar DG was quoted by news agency ANI as saying, “Ajay Chautala (father of Jannayak Janta Party leader Dushyant Chautala) has been granted furlough and will be out today evening or tomorrow morning. He has been granted furlough for two weeks.”

The BJP had failed to secure the majority in Haryana’s 90-member assembly. Dushyant’s JJP, which won 10 seats, had fought the elections campaigning against the BJP. However, on Friday, he stunned many of his own supporters by meeting Home Minister Amit Shah to pledge his support to the BJP.

Incidentally, Dushyant had also met his father inside the Tihar jail on Friday, the day he extended his party’s support to the BJP. Under the BJP-JJP deal, while Manohar Lal Khattar will be sworn in as the state’s chief minister, Chautala is likely to become the new deputy chief minister.

The news of Ajay Chautala being granted furlough for two weeks evoked plenty of reactions on social media.

Ajay Chautala and his father Om Prakash Chautala involved in the illegal recruitments of thousands of teachers. In 2013, a Delhi court had convicted both of them. They were also held guilty of accepting bribes in exchange recruitments of teachers.