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