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.
|6th Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana|
27 October 2019
|Governor||Satyadev Narayan Arya|
|Chief Minister||Manohar Lal Khattar|
|Preceded by||Chander Mohan|
|President of Jannayak Janta Party|
9 December 2018
|Preceded by||Office Established|
|MLA, Haryana Legislative Assembly|
24 October 2019
|Preceded by||Premlata Singh|
|Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha|
16 May 2014 – 23 May 2019
|Preceded by||Kuldeep Bishnoi|
|Succeeded by||Brijendra Singh|
|Executive Member, Indian Olympic Association|
14 July 2019
|President, Table Tennis Federation of India|
30 January 2017
|Born||3 April 1988 (age 33)|
Hisar, Haryana, India
|Political party||Jannayak Janta Party|
|Indian National Lok Dal (till December 2018)|
|Mother||Naina Singh Chautala|
|Father||Ajay Singh Chautala|
|Alma mater||California State University (BSc)|
National Law University (LLM)
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.
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.
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