Om Prakash Chautala

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Om Prakash Chautala
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9th, 11th, 13th and 16th Chief Minister of Haryana
In office
2 December 1989 – 22 May 1990
Preceded by Chaudhary Devi Lal
Succeeded by Banarsi Das Gupta
In office
12 July 1990 – 17 July 1990
Preceded by Banarsi Das Gupta
Succeeded by Hukam Singh
In office
22 March 1991 – 6 April 1991
Preceded by Hukam Singh
Succeeded by President's Rule
In office
24 July 1999 – 4 March 2005
Preceded by Bansi Lal
Succeeded by Bhupinder Singh Hooda
Personal details
Born 1 January 1935 (1935-01) (age 79)
Political party Indian National Lok Dal

Om Prakash Chautala (born 1 January 1935) is an Indian politician from the state of Haryana and the leader of the Indian National Lok Dal political party. He is a former Chief Minister of Haryana.

Chautala is the son of Chaudhari Devi Lal,[1][2] a former Deputy Prime Minister of India.[3][4] He has two sons, Ajay Singh Chautala & Abhay, who are also in active politics. His grandsons Dushyant Chautala ( Youngest MP, Hisar Haryana 16th Lok Sabha ), Digvijay Chautala ( National President INSO ), Karan Chautala and Arjun Chautala are also active in politics.[5][6][7][8][9][10] He was the Chief Minister of Haryana from 2 December 1989 to 2 May 1990, from 12 July 1990 to 17 July 1990, again from 22 March 1991 to 6 April 1991 and finally from 24 July 1999 to 4 March 2005. Politically, he had been part of NDA and United National Progressive Alliance at national level.

Recruitment scam[edit]

In June 2008 Chautala and 53 others were charged in connection with the appointment of 3,206 junior basic teachers in the state of Haryana during 1999-2000.In January 2013 a New Delhi court sentenced Chautala and his son Ajay Singh Chautala to ten years imprisonment under various provisions of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act.[11] Chautala was found guilty of illegally recruiting over 3000 unqualified teachers.[12] A CBI investigation was ordered by the Supreme Court during NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.[13][14] On 11 July 2014 the New Delhi High court reserved its verdict in regards to the appeal by Chautala.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Singh, Raj Pal (1988). Devi Lal, the man of the masses. Veenu Printers and Publications. p. 3. 
  2. ^ "The Jat patriarch". Volume 18 – Issue 09, 28 Apr. – 11 May 2001. Retrieved 13 June 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ Raj Pal Singh (1988). Devi Lal, the man of the masses. Veenu Printers & Publishers. p. 3. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  4. ^ History of Sirsa Town. Atlantic Publishers & Distri. pp. 241–. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "In another scion rise, Dushyant comes out of dad Ajay’s shadow to lead INLD". The Indian Express. 11 April 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "At 26, Dushyant Chautala is Youngest MP". Times of India. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "INSO Makes it to Guinness Book of World Records". The Indian Express. 1 December 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "India's youngest MP has big plans for Hisar". Daily News and Analysis. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Young Chautalas plan party makeover, eye social media". Hindustan Times. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "HCS Scam: Dushyant Chautala leads signature campaign". News Express. 11 January 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Former Haryana CM Chautala, his son, 53 others convicted in teachers' recruitment scam". CNN-IBN. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  12. ^ Kattakayam, Jiby (2013-01-23). "Chautala, son jailed for 10 years". Chennai, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  13. ^ TNN (16 January 2013). "Recruitment scam: Ex-Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala convicted, arrested". Times Of India. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "Om Prakash Chautala: Rise, fall, rise and downfall". Indian Express. 
  15. ^ TNN (14 July 2014). "Recruitment scam; High Court reserves verdict on appeals of Om Prakash Chautala". Times Of India. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 

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