On the day when Jannayak Janata Party leader Dushyant Chautala is set to take oath as deputy chief minister of the Manohar Lal Khattar-led government in Haryana, his father Ajay Chautala was released from Delhi's Tihar Jail two weeks on Sunday morning, officials said.
JJP Chief Dushyant Chautala's father Ajay Chautala was granted furlough on Saturday.
"Dushyant has established the organisation in just 11 months along with the party workers. A son is known by his father's name only. The efforts taken by the party workers have flourished today on an auspicious occasion," said Chautala.
"Dushyant does not take any decision before taking my advice and when he met me before forming the alliance, I gave my nod for the same," he added.
Dushyant had on Friday met his father Ajay Chautala at Tihar prison complex.
The BJP on Friday had sealed an alliance in Haryana with Dushyant's JJP, which won 10 seats in the 90-member Haryana Assembly. The deal was sealed in a meeting between BJP President Amit Shah and Dushyant Chautala, after the saffron party, fell short of a majority in the assembly elections.
Meanwhile, in a series of tweets, Nagender Sharma, the media advisor to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal offered a clarification that Delhi government has no role in the decision and furlough for convicts in Tihar jail is decided by the Director General of the prison.
"Delhi govt stand on convict Ajay Chautala being granted furlough: It has been erroneously floating in some quarters that Delhi govt has taken this decision. It is strongly rebutted and made clear that furlough for convicts is decided by the Tihar DG," he said.
"In the instant case, Tihar DG did not consult the Delhi govt nor was the view of the govt sought. Furlough matters are handled at the DG level and govt/Home Minister have nothing to do with it. Files related to furlough applications are not sent to the minister for approval," he added.
Sharma further said only parole applications are sent by Tihar authorities to the Delhi government for approval.
Ajay is in jail along with his father and former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala.
In 2013, Ajay, his father and 53 others, including two IAS officers, were convicted for corruption in a teachers' recruitment scam and other charges.
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