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Bihar training minister Mewa Lal Chaudhary resigns simply days after taking oath of workplace – India News , Firstpost

Chaudhary, who belongs to the JD(U), has been named an accused in a five-year-old case regarding alleged irregularities within the appointment of academics and technicians at Bihar Agricultural University, the place he was VC

File picture of Mewa Lal Chaudhary. ANI

Bihar training minister Mewa Lal Chaudhary, whose appointment to the submit had triggered an argument on account of a corruption taint, on Thursday, tendered his resignation, barely three days after being sworn in as a member of the Nitish Kumar cupboard.

Chaudhary, who was allotted the portfolio on Tuesday, a day after taking the oath, despatched his resignation instantly after assuming cost at 1 pm, knowledgeable sources mentioned.

Chaudhary, who belongs to the JD(U) headed by the chief minister, had been named an accused in a five-year-old case regarding alleged irregularities within the appointment of academics and technicians at Bihar Agricultural University, Bhagalpur, the place he was the vice-chancellor.

This comes after Bihar’s important Opposition RJD and its allies on Wednesday attacked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for appointing him as training minister.

RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav mentioned Choudhary, a first-time minister, faces severe prices beneath the Indian Penal Code together with dishonest and dishonestly (Section 420), and legal
conspiracy (120B).

“Has Chief Minister Nitish Kumar awarded Mewa Lal Choudhary for corruption and given him the freedom to loot?” Tejashwi requested in a tweet.

The FIR was registered towards Choudhary in February that 12 months on the premise of a report by the then VC over some anomalies within the appointment of Assistant Professors and junior scientists. BJP which was within the Opposition throughout the Grand Alliance ministry then had strongly raised the problem towards Choudhary. Chaudhary had left the job to contest the 2015 Bihar polls on a JD(U) ticket and was elected from Tarapur Assembly seat in Munger district. He retained his seat within the just-concluded state polls.

Tejashwi additionally took a swipe on the new NDA authorities for not appointing any Muslim within the cupboard. They have made an accused, absconding in a number of instances of corruption, the training minister. But there isn’t a minister from the minority group, Tejashwi mentioned.

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, who’s jailed in fodder rip-off instances, tweeted that whereas his son Tejashwi was dedicated to signing 10 lakh jobs in his first cupboard assembly, if he was voted to energy, Nitish made his priorities clear by inducting into his cupboard an individual who’s dealing with prices of corruption.

“Look at the irony, the BJP which was attacking the JD (U) over Mewa Lal until now, is silent today,” Prasad tweeted in Hindi. While he’s in jail, Prasad’s Twitter deal with is operated by his workplace in session along with his household.

Congress MLC and AICC media panelist Prem Chandra Mishra had additionally tweeted towards Choudhary.

“By making somebody like Mewa Lal Choudhary the Education Minister, Chief Minister @NitishKumar himself has tarnished his image and hurt his political reputation,” Mishra
tweeted with the hashtag ‘Sack Mewalal’ in Hindi..

While the minister was not obtainable for remark, his private assistant Abhishek Kumar mentioned solely courts will resolve if he was responsible. “The minister has to say that the courts are supreme,”
Abhishek advised PTI. “And if there’s any case, solely the courtroom can resolve whether or not anyone is responsible or not. There is not any want
to say something when the case is sub judice.”

Asked if the JD(U) suspending Choudhary was an request for forgiveness, Abhishek mentioned, “This is the party’s rule that if you face any allegations, you are asked to (leave) for some time.”

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