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In Chautala vs Chautala, AAP shows a bias

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

The (AAP) government in Delhi, led by Arvind Kejriwal, has been accused of showing a political bias in the ongoing feud in the Chautala family in

The has allowed to come out of on a 21-day furlough right in the middle of the heated up political season before the May 12 polling for 10 Lok Sabha seats in The furlough has been allowed unconditionally - including no specified bar on political activity or campaigning.

Ajay Chautala, who along with his estranged father is serving a 10-year prison term in the JBT (junior basic teacher) recruitment scam since January 2013, is father of

Dushyant, along with his mother and younger brother Digvijay Chautala, had floated the (JJP) in December last year after a split in the Chautala family and its Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) party.

The Kejriwal government's benevolence towards being allowed the furlough is not hard to understand.

The and JJP last week announced an alliance for the Lok Sabha elections in The JJP will contest seven seats and three seats.

Abhay Chautala, who is the younger brother of Ajay Chautala, has cried foul over the move by the

He has pointed out that INLD supremo O.P. Chautala's request for parole was opposed by the saying that he was seeking it for political purposes. Chautala senior, 84, had sought the parole to attend to his ailing wife.

Abhay has further alleged that the Kejriwal government had earlier also shown its bias in the matter.

"When extended support to JJP in the Jind bypoll in January this year, the Kejriwal government refused the furlough for Chautala (senior) and he was put in jail after taking him away from a hospital in in the middle of the night. When he was allowed parole, it was on strict condition that will will not participate in political activities or campaign for the INLD," Abhay pointed out.

The Kejriwal government and AAP, which talks of transparency and probity in public life, seems to have a definite bias in dealing with the Chautalas.



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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 20:32 IST