Articles about Om Prakash Chautala
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.
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.
12 Sep 2019
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.