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Dushyant Chautala
6th Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana
Assumed office
27 October 2019
GovernorSatyadev Narayan Arya
Bandaru Dattatreya
Chief MinisterManohar Lal Khattar
Preceded byChander Mohan
President of Jannayak Janta Party
Assumed office
9 December 2018
Preceded byOffice Established
Member of the Haryana Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
24 October 2019
Preceded byPremlata Singh
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
16 May 2014 – 23 May 2019
Preceded byKuldeep Bishnoi
Succeeded byBrijendra Singh
Executive Member, Indian Olympic Association
Assumed office
14 July 2019
President, Table Tennis Federation of India
Assumed office
30 January 2017
Personal details
Born (1988-04-03) 3 April 1988 (age 35)
Hisar, Haryana, India
Political partyJannayak Janta Party
Other political
Indian National Lok Dal (till December 2018)
ChildrenRamaya (Daughter)
Alma materCalifornia State University (BSc)
National Law University, Delhi (LLM)
Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology (MA Mass Communication)[1]

Dushyant Singh Chautala (born 3 April 1988) is a Jannayak Janta Party politician and current Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana. He is the president and co-founder of the Jannayak Janata Party.[2] He represents Uchana Kalan[3] constituency in Haryana Legislative Assembly, and was sworn-in as Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana after making an alliance with Bhartiya Janata Party in the 2019 Haryana Legislative Assembly election.[4]

He also served as the Member of Parliament in the 16th Lok Sabha representing Hisar Lok Sabha constituency in Haryana. In 2019 MP election he lost his seat to BJP.[5] On 6 October 2020, he was diagnosed with COVID-19 and had to be in home isolation for two weeks.[6][7]

Early life and education

Dushyant Chautala was born in Daroli, Hisar District, Haryana, on 3 April 1988 to Ajay Chautala and Naina Singh Chautala. He is the grandson of Om Prakash Chautala and the great grandson of former Deputy Prime Minister Chaudhary Devi Lal. He has a younger brother, Digvijay Chautala. He comes from one of the political dynasties of Haryana and his family belongs to the Jat community.[8]

Dushyant Chautala completed his initial schooling from St. Mary School, Hisar and The Lawrence School, Sanawar, Himachal Pradesh. He completed his B.Sc., (Business Administration) (Management),[9] from California State University, Bakersfield, California, USA. He has done 'Masters of Law' from National Law University, Delhi.[10] He married Meghna Chautala on 18 April 2017.[11]

Political career

In 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, Dushyant Chautala defeated Kuldeep Bishnoi of the Haryana Janhit Congress (BL) by a margin of 31,847 votes[12][13] to become the youngest ever elected Member of the Parliament for which he holds a record in the 'Limca Book of Records'.[14] In 2017, Chautala became the first Indian to be conferred with the highest civilian honor by the Cooperation Commission of Arizona, USA.[15]

On 9 December 2018, Dushyant Chautala launched the new party Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) after differences in the family led to his expulsion from Indian National Lok Dal.

Jannayak Janata Party formation

Jannayak Janata Party was formed by supporters of Dushyant Chautala in Jind, Haryana on 9 December 2018. The name of JJP party was inspired from the legacy of former Deputy Prime Minister of India, Chaudhary Devi Lal, who was often respectfully referred to as "Jan Nayak" or people's leader.[16]

Dushyant Chautala was in a turf war over leadership of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) with his uncle Abhay Chautala. Matters came to a head when Abhay Chautala dissolved the student wing of the INLD, the INSO, which triggered Dushyant to announce the formation of the JJP.[17] Youth employment, senior citizen pension, fair support price for farmers, and women safety are the main issues of JJP.[18]

Under the leadership of Dushyant Chautala, Jannayak Janata Party fought its first election for Jind legislative assembly seat by-election. In the Jind by-election, JJP got 37631 votes and secured the second position.[19]

Positions held as a Member of Parliament

Chautala was a Member, Standing Committee on Urban Development, 2014–2016.[9] He was also a Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, 2015-2018;[9] and a Member, Standing Committee on Commerce, 2016-2019.[9]

Positions held in Sports Associations

Chautala holds the position of President, Table Tennis Federation of India.[20][21][22] He also is a Member, Executive Council, Indian Olympic Association.[23]

See also


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  2. ^ Dec 9, PTI. "INLD splits; Dushyant Chautala announces launch of Jannayak Janata Party | India News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 October 2019.((cite news)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "'Missing' posters of Dushyant Chautala, Hisar MP appear in Jind's Uchana". Hindustan Times. 2 January 2023.
  4. ^ Oct 28, PTI. "Haryana CM, deputy CM both promise to give state a 'stable, honest' govt | India News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 October 2019.((cite news)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ "Election Results 2014 – North: Powered by Modi, BJP sweeps Delhi, Himachal and Uttarakhand". The Indian Express. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Dushyant Chautala, Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Tests Positive". Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Haryana deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala tests positive for Covid-19". The Economic Times. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  8. ^ Sukumar Muralidharan (April 2001). "The Jat patriarch". Frontline. 18 (9).
  9. ^ a b c d "Dushyant Chautala | National Portal of India". Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Dushyant Chautala (Jannayak Janta Party): Constituency- HISAR (HARYANA) - Affidavit Information of Candidate". Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  11. ^ "Who's who of country at Chautala scion's wedding - Times of India". The Times of India.
  12. ^ "Elections 2014: Kuldeep Bishnoi's defeat a body blow to leader projected as future CM". The Economic Times. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  13. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Haryana". Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  14. ^ "Dushyant's name in Limca Book of Records as youngest MP". 24 January 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  15. ^ "Hisar News: दुष्यंत चौटाला का अमेरिका में सम्मान - chautala dushyanta honor in the us". 25 February 2017. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  16. ^ "Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti celebrated". 17 February 2002.
  17. ^ Hebbar, Nistula (25 October 2019). "Dushyant Chautala turns true legatee of Devi Lal". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  18. ^ "JJP sounds the poll bugle in Haryana, holds rally in Rohtak". The Hindu. 22 September 2019. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  19. ^ "As INLD Splits, Dushyant Chautala Launches Jannayak Janata Party". Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  20. ^ "Executive Committee". Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  21. ^ "About TTFI". Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  22. ^ "Dushyant Chautala is new TTFI president". The Indian Express. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  23. ^ "EXECUTIVE COUNCIL | Indian Olympic Association". Retrieved 10 December 2018.