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Ajay Chautala out on 21-day furlough; to campaign for JJP in Haryana

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Former Ajay Chautala, who came out on a three-week furlough from Tihar jail Monday, will be campaigning for (JJP) candidates in for the Lok Sabha polls.

The was launched by Ajay Chautala's elder son after the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) split last year.

The will be holding a meeting of its core committee on Tuesday and will deliberate on prospective candidates for the

The candidates are likely to be announced on Tuesday or Wednesday, a party said.

The and (AAP) had recently forged an alliance and announced to jointly contest the 10 Lok Sabha seats in The will contest from seven seats, while AAP has been given three seats.

Ajay Chautala, elder son of former and INLD president Om Prakash Chautala, is serving jail sentence in connection with a teachers recruitment scam.

Ajay will be campaigning for candidates in a day or two, the said, adding no conditions had been put with the furlough which meant that he was free to campaign.

praised AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal's "model of governance".

He said Kejriwal has done a lot to better the condition of schools and hospitals in the national capital.

Replying to a question, the former said his son Dushyant Chautala, who is Hisar MP, has built an image for himself on the basis of the work done by the latter.

"During five years, the image which Dushyant has built, it is on the basis of his work. He has delivered and its results will be evident in this election," he said.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Dushyant defeated former late Bhajan Lal's son Kuldeep Bishnoi, who was a candidate of Janhit backed by the BJP.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 22:25 IST