Rewari: Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) is eyeing sympathy voted if former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala's bail is cancelled by the Delhi High Court. Chautala, convicted and serving a 10-year jail term in connection with a teachers recruitment scam, appeared before the Delhi High Court on Friday after the CBI filed a petition to cancel his bail for breaking the conditions.
"If his bail gets cancelled, it will benefit the party as we will work harder and ensure our candidates win the maximum number of seats. There will be a lot of sympathy for him. He is an old man and his political rivals are targeting him," INLD Rewari candidate Satish Yadav said.
The 79-year-old Indian National Lok Dal chief was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in jail in a teachers' recruitment scam case in 2013. A special CBI court on January 22, 2013, had convicted and sentenced Chautala, his son Ajay and eight others to 10 years in jail for their role in the illegal recruitment of 3,206 junior teachers in 2000.
Chautala, who was granted bail to undergo medical treatment, had allegedly violated its terms by participating in election rallies and campaigning for INLD candidates.