Affected by fractured mandate where Nitish Kumar Bihar CM been made minor ally with just 43 seats in his alliance where BJP who now plays a big brother with its 74 seats tally in recent assembly election and adding to the wound Bihar Education Minister Mewalal Chaudhary JDU MLA on Thursday resigned from the post after being slammed for corruption charges proves the agonies of Nitish Kumar Continues
Mewalal Chaudhary has been facing flak from the opposition parties, especially the RJD, ever since he took oath as the cabinet minister along with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on November 16.
Mr. Chaudhary had to resign from his post within hours of resuming office on Thursday after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar intervened.
It was 2017 case that filed against Mewalal Chaudhary on the basis of reports that highlighted irregularities in the appointment of assistant professors and junior scientists during his tenure as the Vice-Chancellor of Bihar Agriculture University, Sabour in Bhagalpur district that has disrobed his power
Reports suggest that the case is still pending against him in the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Bhagalpur and matter is being investigated by the vigilance department.
After an FIR was filed against him the JD(U) had suspended him for a brief period, however, he was made the party candidate from Tarapur assembly seat during the state elections this year.
Speaking on the issue of his resignation, Mr. Chaudhary said, “Accusations can only be proved either after a charge sheet is filed or the court passes an order and in my case, nothing has happened. The matter is still under investigation”.
He also slammed Tejashwi Yadav, for raising questions against him and said that “he has no right to point fingers at me as he himself is facing a series of corruption charges”,
In a series of tweets earlier Tejashwi Yadav had blamed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of appointing ministers who have corruption and criminal cases pending against them.
While attacking Bihar CM Nitish Kumar after Mr. Chaudhary’s resignation on Thursday, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav in a tweet said that
“we have got the mandate to warn you about your corrupt policies, intentions and rules.
One resignation is not enough. We will continue to keep a tab on many issues of public concern like 19 Lakh job promise, contractual workers and equal work- equal pay issue”.