Om Prakash Chautala: News

Om Prakash Chautala is an Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) politician and five-time former Chief Minister of Haryana. He is the son of Chaudhary Devi Lal, who himself was a former CM of Haryana and founder of the INLD. Chautala joined politics in 1970 with his entry into the Haryana State Assembly on a Janata Dal ticket. He grew his popularity by running various political campaigns in the 1980s and 1990s. In 1987, Chautala became a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament, serving in this capacity till 1990. He served three erratic terms as Chief Minister of Haryana during the 1989-91 period. In 1999, he was elected as the state’s CM for the fourth time, but called the next Assembly elections early in 2000. The INLD-BJP alliance was victorious in the 2000 elections, and Chautala became CM for the fifth time, serving a full five-year term till 2005. In 2013, Chautala, along with his son Ajay Singh Chautala, was found guilty in the teacher recruitment scam, and they were sentenced to 10 years in prison under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act.

06 Sep 2022


Don't desire PM post: Nitish on leading opposition's 2024 race

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday cleared all speculations of him being the opposition's candidate for the prime minister post in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Ex-Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala gets 4 years in jail

A Delhi court that had convicted former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala in a disproportionate assets case sentenced him to four years in jail and imposed a Rs. 50 lakh fine on Friday.

Former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala convicted in corruption case

The Delhi court convicted former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala in a disproportionate assets case on Saturday.

26 Oct 2019


Chautala joins hands with BJP, father gets furlough from Tihar

Jannayak Janata Party's founder Dushyant Singh Chautala has a reason to celebrate as his father Ajay Chautala has been granted furlough for two weeks.

24 Oct 2019


Meet Dushyant Singh Chautala, the kingmaker of Haryana

In Haryana, a young Turk, Dushyant Singh Chautala is holding the cards for the Assembly.

Sibal wants home-cooked food for Chidambaram, Delhi HC says 'impossible'

P Chidambaram should be given home-cooked food inside Tihar jail, his lawyer and party colleague Kapil Sibal told the Delhi High Court on Thursday.

14 Nov 2018


Family feud escalates, OP Chautala expels son Ajay from INLD

The ongoing feud within the Chautala family escalated with INLD Chief and former Chief Minister of Haryana, Om Prakash Chautala, expelling his son Ajay Singh from the primary membership of the party for alleged anti-party activities.

19 May 2017


The Chautala controversy- Class X or Class XII passed?

Former Haryana chief OP Chautala, imprisoned in Tihar Jail over a teachers' recruitment scam, has landed in a fresh controversy.