Naina Chautala’s name being discussed for deputy CM post: Sources
The Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) is considering the name of Naina Chautala for the post of deputy chief minister, party sources said here on Saturday.
Naina is the mother of JJP leader Dushyant Chautala and wife of Ajay Chautala, who is lodged in the jail after his conviction in a teacher recruitment scam along with his father and former chief minister Om Prakash Chautala.
She was elected from the Badhra Assembly segment and had defeated Congress candidate Ranbir Singh Mahendra with a margin of 13,704 votes in the elections.
However, the final decision on the issue of the deputy chief minister’s post was yet to be taken, the sources said.
The BJP on Friday sealed a deal with the JJP to form the next government in Haryana after the saffron party fell short of six seats of the majority mark.
Under the arrangement, the chief minister will be from the BJP and deputy CM from the JJP, which won 10 seats in the polls to the 90-member Haryana Assembly.
Naina was an INLD MLA from Dabwali.
She joined the JJP after its formation following a feud in the Chautala clan last year.
Dushyant, a great-grandson of former deputy prime minister Chaudhary Devi Lal, had said his party believed that the alliance was necessary for stability in Haryana.