New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The victorious JJP leader Dushyant Chautala’s father Ajay Chautala has been granted a fortnight furlough on Sunday morning from Tihar jail in Delhi after the JJP emerged as the kingmaker in the state rendering its support to the BJP. After getting out of the jail Ajay Chautala hailed his son for establishing the party in just 11 months and winning valuable 10 seats.  

Ajay Chautala was lodged in Delhi’s Tihar jail following a conviction in a corruption case. He was released on furlough after the JJP offered its support to the saffron party putting an end on the hopes of opposition to form government in Haryana.

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JJP chief Dushyant Chautala met his father Ajay Chautala on Friday in Tihar jail before making the decision to support the BJP. He will take oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana in Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government later today.

Meanwhile, the Delhi government cleared that they have no role in granting the furlough to Ajay Chautala, adding that the furlough for convicts in Tihar jail is solely the decision of Director General of the Prison.

Nagender Sharma, the media advisor to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a series of tweets said, "Delhi govt stand on convict Ajay Chautala being granted furlough: It has been erroneously floating in some quarters that Delhi govt has taken this decision. It is strongly rebutted and made clear that furlough for convicts is decided by the Tihar DG".

"In the instant case, Tihar DG did not consult the Delhi govt nor was the view of the govt sought. Furlough matters are handled at the DG level and govt/Home Minister has nothing to do with it. Files related to furlough applications are not sent to the minister for approval," he added.

Nagendra Sharma further added that only parole applications are handled by the Delhi government which were sent by Tihar jail’s authorities for the government’s approval.

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Ajay Chautala has been in jail with his father and former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala since 2013. he, along with his father and 53 others including two IAS officers was convicted in a corruption case in connection with teachers’ recruitment scam and other charges. 

Posted By: Talib Khan