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Dushyant Chautala: The risk-taking 'gentleman' of the Chautala clan

In the years to come, Dushyant may need to compete for the leadership of the Jat community with Hooda's son Deepender, and other Jat leaders

Dushyant Chautala, JJP

Dushyant Chautala

Archis Mohan
Among his followers, Dushyant Chautala is known as a risk taker.

Last December, he risked the ire of his uncle when he split from the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) to launch the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP). The gamble succeeded, with the new outfit winning 10 seats in the Haryana Assembly polls.

During his campaign, Dushyant galvanised the Jat community against the Manohar Lal Khattar-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government’s “poor governance”. On Friday, however, he risked his nascent political career to form a coalition government with the BJP.

At 31, he is set to be the youngest deputy chief minister of Haryana,

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First Published: Oct 27 2019 | 10:09 PM IST

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