Abhay Singh Chautala

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Abhay Singh Chautala
Leader of the Opposition in Haryana Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
October 2014
Member of the Vidhan Sabha from Haryana
Assumed office
December 2009
Personal details
Born (1963-02-14) 14 February 1963 (age 53)
Chautala, Punjab, India
(now in Haryana, India)
Nationality Indian
Political party Indian National Lok Dal http://inld.co.in
Residence Sirsa District, Haryana
Occupation Agriculturalist

Shri Abhay Singh Chautala has been closely associated with politics since he was a student. But it was only after completing his bachelor's degree that he decided to move into active politics. Young Chautala began his career by contesting the election for the membership of his village Panchayat and severed as the Upsarpanch of Chautala village Panchayat for one term. After getting a firm grip over the village political structure and making his presence felt, through groundbreaking results in the development of the rural base of Haryana Village Panchayat, he steadily started his ascent towards the state assembly. He went on to contest the election from Rori Assembly Constituency held in the year 2000 and won the seat with a record number of votes. In 2005 he was elected as the President of the Zila Parishad in Sirsa District. In 2009 he won the by-election from Ellanabad Constituency for Haryana state Assembly.[1] As a member of Haryana Legislative Assembly he has served the people of his constituency with complete loyalty and fairness and has addressed the needs pertaining to the development of the state. His Grandfather, the late Chaudhary Devi Lal, was a famous Personality in India a freedom fighter who served the State of Haryana and Nation as Chief Minister two times and Deputy Prime Minister of India. His father Ch. Omprakash Chautala has become Chief Minister of Haryana Six times and one time Leader of Opposition in Haryana Legislative Assembly.[2] His two uncles Ch. Ranjit Singh and Ch. Pratap Singh were also elected as MLAs several times. Elder brother Dr. Ajay Singh Chautala served as Member Parliament in both houses Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha presently is the Member of Haryana Legislative Assembly. His Late grandfather was the first leader who ensured the Govt. Service for Distinguished Sports Persons in various Sports Departments.

Other Offices[edit]

Abhay Singh Chautala has also served as the President of Indian Olympic Body.He has resigned in 2014 from the post for charges of corruption.[3] In the midst of his various controversial pursuits that keep him in the headlines Abhay Singh, the wayward son of Om Prakash Chautala and grandson of Devi Lal has even found time to prove that life is not all the rough and tumble of politics. Abhay Singh Chautala wedded Kanta at Grandpa Devi Lal's ancestral home in Village Teja Khera. He has two sons Karan Singh Chautala and Arjun Singh Chautala.

In the 13th Haryana Assembly Abhay Singh Chautala has been elected as Leader of Opposition.[4]