“Corruption Washing Machine”: Priyanka Gandhi On Ajay Chautala’s Release

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Ajay Chautala was on Saturday granted a 2-week leave from jail (File)

New Delhi:

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday took a potshot at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government over the release of Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) chief Dushyant Chautala's father Ajay Chautala from Tihar Jail on a two-week leave.

"The machine to wash corruption charges is on," Priyanka Gandhi tweeted in Marathi, targeting the BJP over the grant of furlough to Ajay Chautala, a day after his son clinched a deal with the BJP to form a government in Haryana.

Dushyant Chautala clinched the deal after meeting BJP president Amit Shah at his residence on Friday night. As per the deal, the JJP, which won 10 seats in the 90-member Haryana Assembly, will have the post of Deputy Chief Minister in Haryana.

Earlier in the day, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in Chandigarh the BJP would form the new government in Haryana with the JJP and the independent MLAs.

In February 2013, former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, his son Ajay Chautala and three government officials were sentenced to 10 years in prison by a special CBI court on charges of illegally recruiting over 3,000 teachers by using forged documents.

The scam came to light after a 1989 batch IAS officer Sanjeev Kumar filed a writ in the Supreme Court alleging that the OP Chautala government had resorted to corrupt practices to recruit 3,208 junior basic trained teachers in 2000.

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