Bihar Minister Reacts To BJP “Pressure” Over Mewalal Choudhary’s Exit
Bihar Education Minister Mewalal Choudhary resigned 3 days after taking oath
Days after recently sworn-in Bihar education minister and JDU leader Mewalal Choudhary was forced to resign over a three-year-old corruption case, an intriguing concern has actually emerged. Who, really, lagged the resignation of the two-time MLA from the Tarapur constituency?
On Thursday it appeared the opposition was; the RJD of Tejashwi Yadav had actually flagged the corruption case. The JDU’s ally, the BJP, also declared credit, with celebration chief JP Nadda showing Mr Choudhary’s resignation had actually been demanded and pressure placed on Nitish Kumar to achieve this. Mr Kumar’s representative, on the other hand, stated the sacking was an example to other ministers and MLAs.
On Saturday, however, the JDU’s Ashok Choudhary, who is acting President and holds 5 cabinet berths, appeared to have a various response – one that did not dismiss the BJP’s involvement.
” This is the NDA. So what is wrong in what he is saying?” Mr Choudhary informed press reporters when inquired about Mr Nadda’s remark about the JDU being pushed to act by the BJP.
The BJP and the JDU lead the NDA (National Democratic Alliance) which has actually retained power in Bihar after Assembly polls earlier this month. Nevertheless, their roles have actually been reversed; the JDU has been relegated to junior status after it claimed only 43 seats to the BJP’s 74.
On Thursday, when Mewalal Choudhary resigned, several BJP leaders claimed credit for the celebration.
They declared that when Nitish Kumar fulfilled Mr Choudhary a day previously, no talk of resignation happened. It was just after the Chief Minister realised the severe nature of the charges which the BJP was noticeably dissatisfied at Mr Choudhary continuing that his resignation was sought.
However, Ashok Choudhary today stated that the Chief Minister had really done something about it as early as Tuesday – when he was informed of the charges versus his new minister and that police had sought permission to file a charge sheet in the case.
He included that the Chief Minister then talked to Mewalal Choudhary and sought his resignation.
At the heart of this matter is a criminal case filed against Mewalal Choudhary in 2017, following claims he was associated with abnormalities in the consultations to the posts of assistant professor and junior researchers as the vice-chancellor of Bhagalpur Farming University.
He was suspended from the party for a while after jibes from the BJP, which was then in the opposition camp. The case was submitted and examinations conducted against him after sanction from President Ram Nath Kovind, who was then Guv of Bihar.
In his defence Mr Choudhary had said filing of a case is no indicator of guilt. “There are cases versus numerous legislators,” he had actually said, including that he had actually not included the matter in his election affidavit as “the probe is continuous. Nothing has taken place”.
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