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Bihar Education Minister resigns three days after appointment over corruption charge

Chaudhary 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

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Patna: Mewa Lal Chaudhary, Bihar education minister, on Thursday tendered his resignation, barely three days after being sworn in as a member of the Nitish Kumar cabinet.

His appointment to the post had triggered a controversy on account of a corruption taint, the agency news reported.

Chaudhary, who was allocated the portfolio on Tuesday, a day after taking oath, sent his resignation immediately after assuming charge at 1 P.M., the PTI reported quoting sources.

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 the appointment of teachers and technicians at Bihar Agricultural University, Bhagalpur, where he was the Vice-Chancellor.  With agency inputs

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