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 80)
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 and a daughter, Ajay Singh Chautala & Abhay, who are also in active politics and Sunita. 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. At present the Indian National Lok Dal is the main opposition party and his son Abhay Singh Chautala is the leader of opposition.[11]

Recruitment scam[edit]

In June 2008 OP Chautala and 53 others were charged in connection with the appointment of 3,216 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.[12] Chautala was found guilty of illegally recruiting over 3000 unqualified teachers.[13] A CBI investigation was ordered by the Supreme Court during NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.[14][15] On 11 July 2014 the New Delhi High court reserved its verdict in regards to the appeal by Chautala.[16]

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. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Abhay-Chautala-becomes-leader-of-opposition-in-Haryana/articleshow/45048681.cms
  12. ^ "Former Haryana CM Chautala, his son, 53 others convicted in teachers' recruitment scam". CNN-IBN. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  13. ^ Kattakayam, Jiby (2013-01-23). "Chautala, son jailed for 10 years". Chennai, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  14. ^ TNN (16 January 2013). "Recruitment scam: Ex-Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala convicted, arrested". Times Of India. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "Om Prakash Chautala: Rise, fall, rise and downfall". Indian Express. 
  16. ^ TNN (14 July 2014). "Recruitment scam; High Court reserves verdict on appeals of OP Chautala". Times Of India. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 

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