Dushyant Singh Chautala Wiki, Height, Age, Family, Biography & More

Last Updated on August 16, 2021

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. He represents Uchana Kalan 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.

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. On 6 October 2020, he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and has been in home isolation.

Capital support, credit for micro units in rural Haryana: Dushyant -  Hindustan Times
6th Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana
Incumbent
Assumed office
27 October 2019
GovernorSatyadev Narayan Arya
Bandaru Dattatreya
Chief MinisterManohar Lal Khattar
Preceded byChander Mohan
President of Jannayak Janta Party
Incumbent
Assumed office
9 December 2018
Preceded byOffice Established
MLA, Haryana Legislative Assembly
Incumbent
Assumed office
24 October 2019
Preceded byPremlata Singh
ConstituencyUchana
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
16 May 2014 – 23 May 2019
Preceded byKuldeep Bishnoi
Succeeded byBrijendra Singh
ConstituencyHisar
Executive Member, Indian Olympic Association
Incumbent
Assumed office
14 July 2019
President, Table Tennis Federation of India
Incumbent
Assumed office
30 January 2017
Personal details
Born3 April 1988 (age 33)
Hisar, Haryana, India
Political partyJannayak Janta Party
Other political
affiliations
Indian National Lok Dal (till December 2018)
MotherNaina Singh Chautala
FatherAjay Singh Chautala
Alma materCalifornia State University (BSc)
National Law University (LLM)
Websitem.dushyantchautala.com/index

Early life and education

Dushyant Chautala was born in Daroli, Hisar District, Haryana, on 3 April 1988 to Ajay Chautala (who is in jail for corruption) and Naina Singh Chautala. He is the grandson of Om Prakash Chautala (who is released from jail for corruption) 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 dynasty of Haryana and his family belongs to the Jat community.

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), from California State University, Bakersfield, California, USA. He has done ‘Masters of Law’ from National Law University, Delhi. He married Meghna Chautala on 18 April 2017.

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 to become the youngest ever elected Member of the Parliament for which he holds a record in the ‘Limca Book of Records’. In 2017, Chautala became the first Indian to be conferred with the highest civilian honor by the Cooperation Commission of Arizona, USA.

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.

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. Youth employment, senior citizen pension, fair support price for farmers,and women safety are the main issues of JJP.

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.

Social Boycott

Several khap leaders from Jind’s Uchana area Saturday announced “social boycott” of Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala and Hisar MP Brijendra Singh for supporting the BJP government.

Key positions held

Positions held as a Member of Parliament

  • Member, Standing Committee on Urban Development, 2014–2016
  • Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, 2015-2018
  • Member, Standing Committee on Commerce, 2016-2019

Positions held in Sports Associations

  • President, Table Tennis Federation of India
  • Member, Executive Council, Indian Olympic Association
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