Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala has again once again become a centre of controversies.
According to media reports, the news of Chautala passing intermediate has been doing the rounds. As per media sources, he had given false representations of his educational qualifications before contesting for the elections in the past. In 2000, he has admitted that he had passes class 10th, while in 2005 he admitted that he had passed under-matriculation.
He is currently serving his 10-year term in Tihar jail, after being convicted in the 2013 recruitment scam. His youngest son and Opposition leader Abhay Singh Chautala has said that his qualifications should not a matter of concern for the people. His statement has stirred controversies over the fact that the former chief minister had not appeared for the high school exam at all. National Institute of Open Learning School (NOIS) has not even declared its result, as they come out in June. On being asked about Chautala’s result, his son had replied that he must have cleared the exam if he had appeared for it. When people said that the results have not been declared as yet, I replied that it should not concern anybody. People should be more concerned and willing to know about his reason for being in jail, and not so much about his qualifications.
Chautala’s grandson Digvijay Singh had said, “Dadaji had promised he will be more educated than me when he comes out of the jail”. Singh has completed his master’s from the USA.