Bihar’s Building Construction minister Ashok Chaudhary was given extra cost of the training division this night when incumbent Mewalal Choudhary stepped down over corruption expenses, three days after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his 14 ministers took oath.
Ashok Chaudhary, a Dalit chief, had joined the JD(U) in 2018 from the Congress. Earlier, he was a part of the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the jail minister within the Rabri Devi authorities.
A police case was filed in opposition to Mewalal Choudhury three years in the past after allegations of involvement in irregularities within the appointment of school on the Bhagalpur agriculture college.
Pointing out the difficulty, the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal – which had alleged corruption local-level administration all through the marketing campaign for the just lately concluded election — alleged that Nitish Kumar’s authorities was inducting corrupt leaders into the federal government.
Accusing the Chief Minister of “protecting criminals”, RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav had tweeted, “Power is protecting criminals… Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has granted exemption to loot and robbery by appointing Mewalal Chaudhary”.
Denying any wrongdoing, Mr Choudhary had stated, “There are cases against so many legislators”. “The probe is ongoing. Nothing has happened,” he had added.
After his resignation right this moment, Sanjay Singh, the chief spokesman of Mr Kumar’s Janata Dal United, stated that is “one more instance of our chief Nitish Kumar’s zero tolerance (for corruption).
A felony case was filed in opposition to the JD(U) MLA from Tarapur again in 2017 after allegations that because the vice-chancellor of Bhagalpur agriculture college, he was concerned in irregularities within the appointments to posts of assistant professor and junior scientists.
Mewalal Choudhary, the MLA from Tarapur, was suspended from the JD(U) in 2017 however was re-inducted later.
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