A day once Nitish Kumar was sworn in as Bihar Chief Minister for the seventh time, the Education Minister in his government, JD(U)’s Mewalal Choudhary, has return vulnerable from the Opposition over a corruption case against him.
RJD MP and advocator Manoj Kumar Jha told The Indian categorical, “The selection of Mewalal Choudhary as education minister makes such a loud statement regarding the CM’s weakened position within the new theme of things post-verdict. a transparent message has gone to Bihar that one cannot expect something positive from the govt with these types of decisions dominating the constitution of the cupboard.”.
Jha aforesaid Nitish Kumar tried to require a “high ethical ground” over a “non-case” of corruption once he walked out of the Grand Alliance in 2017, transferral down the coalition government with RJD and Congress.
The case pertains to Choudhary’s tenure as vice-chancellor of Bihar Agriculture University at Sabaur in Bhagalpur. He and regarding fifty others had been 1st set-aside in 2017 underneath IPC sections 409, 420, 467, 468, 471 and 120B. The matter pertained to alleged discrepancies in appointment of 167 assistant-cum-junior scientists at the newly-opened agriculture university throughout Choudhary’s tenure as V-C between 2010 and 2015. He declared it in his 2020 election official document and was elective MLA from Tarapur in Munger.
Bhagalpur DIG Sujit Kumar aforesaid, “The Sabaur case within which Mewalal Choudhary is one in every of the suspect has been underneath investigation. The chargesheet has been filed against 2 persons, that doesn’t embody Choudhary. Supplementary chargesheets might be filed.” Choudhary is on bail.
While Choudhary couldn’t be contacted, JD (U) advocator Neeraj Kumar aforesaid, “He has not nevertheless been chargesheeted within the case not like RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, WHO stands chargesheeted within the IRCTC case.”
Bihar Assembly proceedings were stalled in March 2017 shortly once the case was lodged. it had been the BJP, then con, that took up the matter sharply.