Bihar Education Minister Mewalal Choudhary addresses media after resigning from his post in Patna on Thursday. (PTI)
BIHAR Education Minister Mewa Lal Chaudhary, whose appointment to the post had triggered a controversy 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 Cabinet. Chaudhary, who was allocated the portfolio on Tuesday, a day after taking oath, sent his resignation immediately after assuming charge at 1 P.M., informed sources said. Chaudhary, who belongs to the JD(U) headed by the Chief Minister, had been named an accused in a five-year-old case relating to alleged irregularities in appointment of teachers and technicians at Bihar Agricultural University, Bhagalpur, where he was the Vice Chancellor.
He tendered his resignation after a meeting with CM Nitish Kumar. A Raj Bhavan communique later said Chaudhary’s resignation has been accepted on the recommendation of Chief Minister.